This is part one of a Court of Protection decision about a very difficult case, throwing up ethical dilemmas.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and J… 2,251 more words
Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group v IA (By the Official Solicitor as his Litigation Friend) EWHC 990 (COP) 3 April 2014 – read judgment
This was a case about determination of mental capacity, which both judge and counsel described as “particularly difficult and finely balanced”. 977 more words
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We welcome these recommendations as we know that although the majority of the public have strong opinions on their own end of life treatment, only 4% have made these wishes known in an Advance Decision or by appointing a Lasting Powers of Attorney.
The Court of Protection decision in Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and JB 2014
In this case, the Court of Protection, in the form of Mr Justice Peter Jackson, was faced with an application by the Hospital for a declaration that JB, who was not consenting to an amputation, lacked capacity to make that decision and that the surgery was in her best interests. 3,422 more words