Withholding and Withdrawing Life-prolonging Medical Treatment: Guidance for Decision Making

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  • An authoritative book on one of the most fundamental and contentious issues for health care professionals
  • Fully updated to include provisions of the Mental Capacity Act (April 2007); the latest policy on advance directives and the impact of the Human Rights Act on such decisions
  • Provides guidance on the appointment of welfare attorneys to make health care decisions once capacity is lost
  • Discusses recent cases, including Burke, baby MB, and Wyatt
  • Written by medical ethics professionals in consultation with the appropriate medical and legal experts and in agreement with the General Medical Council's guidelines

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This book is the authoritative statement from the BMA Medical Ethics Department on one of the most fundamental and contentious issues for health care professionals, of when to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging treatment. It is used by doctors and nurses throughout the United Kingdom who care for the dying, as well as lawyers and others in the health professions seeking guidance on this controversial issue. Use of summary boxes with key recommendations and discussions of real cases interspersed through the text will make the new edition even more practical and easy to use. Important new features for the third edition: - Inclusion of the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act, which comes into force in April 2007 - Guidance on the appointment of welfare attorneys to make health care decisions once capacity is lost. - The latest policy on advance directives - Update on the impact of the Human Rights Act on such decisions - Discussion of recent cases, including Burke, baby MB, and Wyatt This book is written by medical ethics professionals in consultation with the appropriate medical and legal experts and in agreement with the General Medical Council's guidelines. It is regarded as the most authoritative advice on this subject in the country. The new edition will bring the information fully up to date from both the legal and the ethical perspective. .

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This book is written and edited by members of the Medical Ethics Department of the British Medical Association with advice from the BMA’s Medical Ethics Committee

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