Human Rights Act does not affect the law on PVS

Dyer, Clare
October 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/14/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7266, p916
Academic Journal
Reports on the decision of a senior family judge that Great Britain's Human Rights Act does not affect physicians' right to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from patients in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). Provisions of the act, including the state's obligation to protect the right to life; Examples of cases involving PVS patients; Details of British legal precedent which allows for the discontinuation of ineffective medical treatment.


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