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New legislation / guidance 20/08/2018

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end o...

Legal permission is no longer required to withdraw treatment in end of life decisions

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Healthcare professionals do not need to seek Court approval when withdrawing treatment from patients in a permanent vegetative state, following a ruling by the Supreme Court.

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Case report 14/11/2017

The importance of living wills

The importance of living wills

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Patient B, a 70-year-old female, with a history of dementia, stroke and pneumonia, was admitted to the emergency room of a private hospital in a coma. She had advanced lung cancer and was well-known to the physician, Dr Y, who was called to see her.

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Blog post 08/08/2014

Will a new approach to patients near the end of life suffer the same...

Will a new approach to patients near the end of life suffer the same fate as the Liverpool Care Pathway?

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Medicolegal expert and MPS spokesperson, Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, questions the new approach to end of life care outlined by the government.

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