End-of-life decision-making is difficult (problems with the Consent and Capacity Board)

  • Robert Sibbald


Conflict of interest

The author has no competing interests to declare.

Editorial Responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


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© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of MedicineWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.London Health Sciences CentreLondonCanada

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