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Palliat Med. 1993;7(4):283-8.

Living wills in English law.

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School of Law and Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King's College, The Strand, London, UK.

Abstract

There is considerable debate surrounding the provision of life-sustaining treatment to those unable themselves to give consent. This article examines the issues involved from a legal perspective, and discusses two proposed solutions: the 'advance directive' and the 'health care proxy'. It is concluded that a legislative framework should be set up in order to give advance directives a legal status.

PMID:
8261194
DOI:
10.1177/026921639300700404
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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