British Supreme Court sets a dangerous precedent by ruling that doctors can withdraw food and fluids from brain injured patients without court permission.

Posted July 30, 2018 5:41 pm by Alex Schadenberg

British Supreme Court sets a dangerous precedent by ruling that doctors can withdraw food and fluids from brain injured patients without court permission.

The following article was published by Peter Saunders on his blog on July 30, 2018Dr Peter SaundersBy Dr Peter SaundersMy Radio Four Today programme interview on this case is here. Five Live here.Should doctors be able to withdraw food and fluids from severely brain-damaged people who are not imminently dying? And if so, in what circumstances?The answer to these questions has changed significantly today because of a decision by the Supreme Court.Patients with permanent vegetative state (PVS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) can now be effectively starved and dehydrated to death if the medical staff and relatives agree that this

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