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Withdrawing medical treatment: implications of the Bland case.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of hospital medicine
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
11
Pages
754–756
Identifiers
PMID: 1467821
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The question of whether it is possible to withdraw a feeding system from a patient who is in a persistent vegetative state raises serious legal and ethical issues which have recently been discussed in the High Court. This article discusses the issues and the Court's conclusions in this particular case.

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