The elephant in the courtroom: Clinically assisted nutrition and hydration in a hearing about care and residence

The GP, the treating neurologist, the care home, and the CCG bear a heavy responsibility for not having ensured that the decision to prescribe clinically assisted nutrition and hydration was kept under review.  

The Court of Protection bears a heavy responsibility for allowing the question of where P should live to eclipse her wider best interests for so long.

This is a lengthy blog from the Open Justice, Court of Protection Project that is really worth reading from start to finish. It is full of learning (Residential Forum)

Source: https://openjusticecourtofprotection.org/2021/08/23/the-elephant-in-the-courtroom-clinically-assisted-nutrition-and-hydration-in-a-hearing-about-care-and-residence/

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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