Thursday morning. Not another blog about advance care planning!

Originally posted on Dr Rod's Blog (almondemotion):
I have been writing about advance care plans for a while. Not necessarily ‘before they were fashionable’ – trend setting has never been my thing, yet, suffice it to say, for a while. (See here from 2017). We held another of our Covid Conversations on Thursday. Essentially,…

Reflecting on Re MW and Advance Planning: Legal frameworks and why they matter

Originally posted on Promoting Open Justice in the Court of Protection:
By Clare Fuller, 4th January 2021 Uncomfortable questions were raised for me when I witnessed the hearing (COP 13861502 Re MW) on 13th December 2021 before Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division (also blogged here: “Patient dies in hospital as Trust fails…

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

Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes | University of Essex

An ongoing Essex-led survey of care professionals will shed further light on concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission that Do Not Attempt CPR (DNACPR) orders in care homes have breached the human rights of residents. The Survey of Care Home Professionals has so far surveyed more than 220 medical, social care, legal and advocacyContinue reading “Autonomy Project survey explores human rights in care homes | University of Essex”