The Case of Ms. B: Suicide's Slippery Slope?
Journal of Medical Ethics 2002 August; 28(4): 238-239
In the case of Ms B, the High Court ruled that as Ms B was a competent adult patient, her doctors acted unlawfully in overriding her refusal of life-preserving ventilation. This commentary considers whether this case supports the proposition that in English law the right to refuse treatment extends even to refusals which are clearly suicidal.
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