The end of the life a loved one is one of the hardest things for any family to face. It is even more traumatic if the family are faced with a decision to take steps to end the life of someone in hospital by withdrawing life sustaining treatment.
The General Medical Council has produced guidance on how such a situation should be handled by clinical staff and this includes proper consultation with family members and the referral of the matter to Court if necessary to allow a Judge to decide what is the best way forward.
If you or your family are concerned about a request to consent to the discontinuance of life sustaining treatment, or are worried that doctors may end life sustaining treatment even without your consent, we can help.
Contact one of our experts to find out more.