Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada

Law and Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada

This title provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important cases and key debates at the intersection of mental health law and policy. Mental health issues pose critical challenges for Canada’s systems of justice and health care. Problems with mental health are common, but often neglected due to stigma and the vulnerability of those living with these conditions. This is evident within our legal system. Every day in our courts we...

Evidence Network

“Isn’t it long past time our government and our doctors work to ensure all Canadians – and not just those who can afford to pay – receive timely care?” – Colleen M. Flood. The Evidence Network of Canadian Health Policy, commonly known as EvidenceNetwork.ca is a non-partisan, web-based project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Research Manitoba and a partnership with the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation to make the...

Rasouli and the Elephant in the Room

Colleen M. Flood & Catherine Deans, “Rasouli and the Elephant in the Room” (2013) Impact Ethics. “The Supreme Court of Canada has now released its judgment in the Rasouli proceedings with striking differences between the majority and minority decisions. Mr Rasouli was diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state and his treating physicians, believing he had no further prospect of recovery, wished to withdraw life support. The applicability of...