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Criminal Trial for Ontario Nurse Who Withdrew Life Support without Consent

Nurse Joanna Flynn goes on trial for manslaughter for shutting off Deanna Leblanc’s life support.

Flynn allegedly did this without authorization when she worked as an intensive care unit nurse at Georgian Bay General Hospital in March 2014.

The Globe & Mail recently reviewed “A History of Nurses Charged with Killing Patients.”

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