The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release the final two papers in our series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. These papers are an important part of our project, Improving the Last Stages of Life, and advance LCO’s mandate to stimulate critical public dialogue through novel empirical research.

Papers previously published are listed on our website:

The views expressed in these commissioned papers do not necessarily reflect the views of the LCO, nor does the LCO take responsibility for their content.

The LCO’s discussion paper for the project will be released in early Spring 2017.

New Commissioned Papers

  1. Balancing The Interests Of Patients, Substitute Decision-Makers, Family And Health Care Providers In Decision-Making Over The Withdrawal And Withholding Of Life-Sustaining Treatment, James Downar, Laura Hawryluck, Alexi Wood, Susan Brown, Joy Richards, Robert Sibbald, Jennifer Gibson, & Csilla Kalocsai
  1. Integrating Religious and Cultural Supports into Quality Care in the Last Stages of Life in Ontario, Omar Ha-Redeye, Ruby Latif, & Kashif Pirzada