This not a case about choosing to die, but about an adult’s capacity to shape and control the end of his life
3rd June 2020
Barnsley NHS Trust v MSP  EWCOP 26.
Bridget Dolan QC acted for the NHS Trust in this profoundly sad case that reaffirms the principle of autonomy and also sends a clear message to all of us who might want to decide for ourselves whether life-sustaining treatment should be given to us on losing capacity: Make sure your advanced decision is signed and witnessed if you wish to avoid unwanted medical treatment and litigation.
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