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The Vexed Question of Best Interests in Decisions Relating to Infants and Medical Futility
Seemingly intractable disagreements between parents and doctors about the treatment of gravely ill infants are neither new, nor particularly unusual. In the clinical context, proposed courses of treatment are usually ...
Advance decisions, welfare attorneys and statements of wishes: The belt, braces and corset approach to advance care planning
Advance care planning is used by adults to express value-based preferences for informing future care and treatment decisions following their loss of decision-making capacity. It is a means for ascertaining previous ...
Fears and fallacies: Doctors’ perceptions of the barriers to medical innovation
In 2014, Lord Saatchi launched his ultimately unsuccessful Medical Innovation Bill in the UK. Its laudable aim was to free doctors from the shackles that prevented them from providing responsible innovative treatment. Lord ...