Please take the time to reflect on and discuss the two assigned articles with your fellow group members and respond to one of the following questions. Please post your response as well as your reply to one of your fellow group member’s posts online via Moodle.
1. Please discuss Corrigan’s notion that the idea of informed consent should be expanded from its current “‘tight and limited’ focus”. Please identify some of the freedom-limiting features that constrain the process of obtaining meaningful informed consent.
2. Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision in Starson v Swayze that Ontario’s Consent and Capacity Board should have based its decisions solely on Starson’s mental capacity rather than his best interests?
Individual Case Analysis
Once you have read the materials for the lesson, please complete the following case analysis and post it online for review and grading by your fellow group members. Analyses must not exceed 3 double-spaced pages. Each analysis is worth 5 points and will be graded by your fellow groupbmembers, who must assign a grade from 0 to 5, based on the thoroughness of the response. You should cite relevant material in the assigned course readings as appropriate. You are also welcome to consult external sources but must provide proper references for any quotation or citation from external sources. Once you have completed grading the assignments, please have one group member email the grades to me. Each individual case analysis will be worth 5 points.
Jim is a 34-year-old man who is well-known to the community health centre that he and his family have attended for several years. He is married and has two young children. His wife is eight months pregnant. He is a computer salesman and spends much time away from home travelling to clients across the country.
A few weeks ago, Jim presented to the clinic complaining of generalized fatigue and lethargy. He had recently lost five kilograms and had noticed some unusual lesions on his inner thighs.