Physician-Assisted Death in the Renal Unit?

A special four-part series on the various struggles physicians face with the legalization of Physician-Assisted Death.

Withdrawal from Dialysis: The HRH Experience

Presented by Dr. Rauf Sirman

Dr. Sirman presents the psychiatric cases of two renal patients. He describes the psychic makeup of a renal patient requesting dialysis cessation, and explores the common themes that emerge among such patients.


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Dr. Rauf Sirman is a staff psychiatrist at the new Humber River Hospital in the west end of Toronto. He is the CL psychiatrist to Humber River Hospital’s renal service for past 15 years, seeing all hospital patients who wish to stop dialysis.