This 8 page guide is intended to provide the necessary information for patients and Substitute Decision Makers to make informed decisions regarding tube feeding. It reviews commonly asked questions and easy to understand answers.
This 2 page handout provides important information regarding ventilation supports. While targetted towards those with ALS, the information provided can help readers understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with types of mechanical ventilation.
This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.
Hearing loss is an important health concern which is often unrecognized and undertreated. Hearing loss can have many emotional and social consequences including social isolation, depression, safety issues, mobility limitations and reduced income and employment opportunities. In older adults, hearing loss has also been shown to be associated with poor quality of life and functional limitations.
The mechanisms accounting for the decline in metabolic function remain enigmatic. Several novel and unexpected concepts are emerging that will help to define the roles of altered metabolic control in the degenerative mechanisms of aging.