Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law

15. The End of Life

The ‘process of dying’: update to main text para 15.25, fn2, page 473

Christopher Johnston QC


NICE guidance (2017) covering the ‘Care of dying adults in the last days of life’ identifies four key elements:

  • ‘Adults who have signs and symptoms that suggest they may be in the last days of life are monitored for further changes to help determine if they are nearing death, stabilising or recovering.’

Updates by paragraph order

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