The lesson to be learned here is that all professions, industries and occupations that are self-regulating need the confidence and trust of the public to be effective. Regulatory bodies, whether elected or appointed by their members, have to keep in mind that they must put the public interest ahead of the specific interests of their members.
A 75-year-old woman is glad to be back home after she won her case to be discharged from a geriatric psychiatric unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Georgette McBain was held against her will in the hospital for four months.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), more formally known as factitious disorder imposed on another, is a form of abuse in which a caregiver deliberately produces or feigns illness in a person under his or her care so that the proxy will receive medical care that gratifies the care- giver. Although well documented in the pediatric literature, few cases of MSBP with adult proxies (MSB-AP) have been reported. This study reviews existing literature on MSB-AP to provide a framework for clinicians to recognize this disorder.
As a general rule, it would be contrary to the goals of pretrial documentary discovery if parties were permitted to completely redact the documents they disclosed. This issue was recently addressed in Dominion Nickel Investments Ltd. v. R. ("Dominion") where Justice Jorré confirmed that information could only be redacted where it was "clearly irrelevant" to the issues under dispute.1
A former Victoria nurse who fled Canada to avoid child pornography charges has been sentenced to two years in jail... David Robert Stallcup, who assumed a fake identity in Victoria to evade unrelated charges in the U.S., pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.
Whistleblowers rarely come forward with frivolous motives; rather, they come forward because they feel a moral obligation to do what is right. Unfortunately, whistleblowers face significant personal and professional risk when blowing the whistle due to employer reprisal. A reprisal occurs when a whistleblower’s employer directly or indirectly places the whistleblower at a disadvantage because he/she/they made a disclosure. This can include demotions, suspensions, terminations, or in the case of contractors, blacklisting.
In 1987, Rosenberg defined Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) as ‘Illness in a child which is simulated (faked) and/or produced by a parent or someone who is in loco parentis’ and a ‘Denial of knowledge by the perpetrator as to the aetiology of the child’s illness [at least before the deception is discovered]’. In the ICD-10 (though not itself explicitly cited in the classification) MSP may be placed under the category of ‘factitious disorders’ F68.1 (Rosenburg, 1987; WHO, 1983).
"It is with profound sadness that Linda, Michael and Kate say goodbye to their beloved husband and father, Frank Loomer, who passed away on April 15 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with amyloidosis."
(Editor: Good riddance, too bad you're dead, cuz I'd love to bring you to justice.)
“It’s our hope to support teachers by offering these modules for use in their classroom,” said McEvoy. “By doing so, they will be letting students know that privacy is a fundamental value, and that their personal information is valuable.”