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End-of-life care in a case of severe anorexia nervosa and end-stage liver disease

Martin Curtice, Wasan Bajallan, Caroline Winkle

This article reviews a Court of Protection case involving a woman, Ms X, with two severe medical conditions: anorexia nervosa and end-stage liver cirrhosis due to alcohol dependence. Each of these conditions alone warranted end-of-life care planning. When combined, they provided a far more unique and complex presentation because of... Read full article

Assessing best interests in end-of-life care for a patient in a minimally conscious state

Martin Curtice

The legal basis and principles for the lawful withholding of life-sustaining treatment from people in a minimally conscious state have been laid out in the Supreme Court judgment in Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Respondent) vs James (Appellant) [2013]. This was the first case under the Mental Capacity Act... Read full article

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