Toronto Star: Stroke Victim’s Wife Fights Physicians to Keep Him on Artificial Life Support

In the January 24, 2013 edition of The Toronto Star, staff reporter Robert Cribb writes about another end of life dispute.

Brief excerpt:

As Dennis Daye lay unconscious in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Tuesday, his wife and physician sat in a hospital hearing room five floors above, locked in dispute over whether to keep him alive or let him die.

A massive stroke last month brought the 65-year-old retired truck driver to Sunnybrook, where doctors removed a large section of his skull due to swelling — a trauma that stole much of his brain function and continues to place him in medical peril, Dr. Robert Fowler, one of Daye’s physicians, testified before a three-member Consent and Capacity Board panel.

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