Rationality and the Refusal of Medical Treatment: A Critique of the Recent Approach of the English Courts
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1995 Jun; 21(3): 162-165.
This paper criticises the current approach of the courts to the problem of patients who refuse life-saving medical treatment. Recent judicial decisions have indicated that, so long as the patient satisfies the minimal test for capacity outlined in
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Stauch, M. (2002-08)The judgment handed down in the case of Ms B confirms the right of the competent patient to refuse medical treatment even if the result is death. The case does, however, raise some interesting legal points. The facility ...
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