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Physician Sanctioned for Inappropriate Organ Donation Discussion

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.   

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