Management and Organizational Studies 2276A/B Chapter Notes -Indictable Offence, Walmart, Walmart Canada

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Malette v. shulman ontario court of appeal. Mrs. malette was given a blood transfusion in the emergency room. Doctor knew she was carrying a card indicating a jehovah s witness card indicating she was unwilling to have blood transfusions. Mrs. malette sued the doctor for battery and was awarded . Doctor appealed arguing that it could be properly be doubted whether the card constituted a valid statement of mrs. malette s wishes in this emergency. The principal interest asserted by mrs. malette outweighs the interest of the state in the preservation of life and health and the protection of the integrity of the medical profession. Appeal was dismissed the instructions on the jehovah s witness card were clear. These dramatic life and death incidents may now decline as the elders of the. Jehovah s witnesses have decreed that blood transfusions in life/death situations will no longer lead to excommnication. Fortey (guardian ad litem) v. canada (a. g) canada (a. g)

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