- Supreme Court considers when court approval is needed to end life-sustaining treatment
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background?
- What did the Supreme Court decide?
Private Client analysis: Alex Ruck Keene, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s confirmation that it was not mandatory to seek court approval for withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) from a patient suffering from a prolonged disorder of consciousness (PDOC) where the patient’s clinical team and family agreed that continued treatment was not in his best interests.
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