Judgment concerning capacity to make decisions about nutrition where 'Beatrice' has capacity in all other respects
Application by Trust seeking a declaration that it is no longer in AH's best interests to receive ventilatory support and treatment. A previous judgment in this case had been set aside by the Court of Appeal for procedural reasons.
KM, Re  EWCOP 42
Application by NHS Trust seeking orders by which permission would be granted by the court to withdraw the life-sustaining treatment that the P currently receives. The application was granted.
Application to discontinue life sustaining treatment to the P who was in a vegetative state. The application was granted.
Application to seek a declaration that it would not be in the P's best interests to continue to receive life-sustaining treatment by way of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, (ECMO). The declaration was made.
Application by NHS Trust asking the court to declare whether it would be in the P's best interests to continue to receive life sustaining treatment, ventilation and blood pressure medication or alternatively, whether it would be lawful to withdraw it.
Appeal against a declaration that ventilation and CANH could be withdrawn from the P who was in a coma following a cardiac arrest. Appeal dismissed.
Application by the NHS Trust for a declaration that the P lacks capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, including ventilation and CANH and for an order that it is lawful and in his best interests for ventilation and for food and hydration to be withdrawn and for such palliative care as is appropriate to be provided in order to maximise his dignity and ensure he does not suffer unnecessarily. The declaration was made.
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.
Case summaries on every Court of Protection case & other relevant decisions with links to the full judgment where available.
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