Judgment concerning whether an 80-year-old’s advance decision on receiving a blood transfusion was valid.
Application by the Trust to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from the P who had expressed, in an advance decision, that he did not want to live with an irreversible stoma. The application was granted.
The court had to decide if it was in the P's best interests to continue to receive CANH. The court ruled that CANH should continue.
Application regarding the proposed withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) in respect of the 85 year old P. The application was granted.
Mr Justice Keehan gave a brief judgment and agreed with the treating clinician that QQ, who has a diagnosis of an emotionally unstable personality disorder and schizophrenia, lacked capacity to make decisions on the issue of her treatment in relation to receiving anticoagulation medication and that it was in her best interests to receive such treatment.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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