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Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration: decisions that cannot be ignored or delayed

Kitzinger, Jenny 2021. Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration: decisions that cannot be ignored or delayed. [Online]. openjusticecourtofprotection.org: Open Justice Court of Protection Project. Available at: https://openjusticecourtofprotection.org/2021/06/2...

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Abstract

Hearings in the Court of Protection often bring crucial issues into sharp relief in a vivid, poignant and intellectually rigorous way. This was certainly so in the hearing I observed last week: Case No. 1375980T on 10 June 2021. It concerned GU, a 70-year-old man who sustained a severe anoxic brain injury in April 2014 following electrocution, a cardiac arrest and possible drowning. He has been unconscious ever since and there is no prospect of recovery. His wife, siblings and adult children all agree he would not want to live like this. All but one family member – the patient’s eldest son – believe that clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) should be stopped. ...

Item Type: Website Content
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: Open Justice Court of Protection Project
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 July 2021
Date of Acceptance: June 2021
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 15:45
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/142238

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