Posted on September 1, 2018 at 4:00 AM
British courts usually side with
clinicians in medical futility conflicts. But not always. This
week, Mr Justice Keehan rejected the
application of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to
place a DNR order on a patient.
burdensome for the patient. She is apparently completely vegetative, though it
is too early to know if that is permanent.
make a recovery. They said she held strong religious beliefs and would have
“wishes and feelings” the woman had previously expressed to family members. He
said it was “plain” that she would have wanted CPR had she been able to make