Posted on March 29, 2017 at 4:30 AM
Earlier this month, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board affirmed the decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to impose discipline on a physician who approached the issue of organ donation with a patient’s family in an inappropriate manner.
The 28-year-old patient died of a ruptured brain aneurysm. The physician, L.M.M., determined that the patient met the criteria for a neurological determination of death. That same physician then approached the family.
The College determined it was inappropriate to do that in a hospital corridor and that L.M.M. did not handle the discussion with sufficient compassion and sensitivity.