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NICE calls for more tailored approach to end of life care

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I heard Sam Ahmedzai and Susan Dewar talking about this guidance (which I have since tracked down, but not yet properly read) on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Susan was talking about 'sharing information after obtaining consent from the patient' and I'm not clear if this guidance has analysed that issue properly - something I have commented on: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g4094/rr/703333 I feel confident, that this guidance will be pretty-much spot-on about clinical things (loosely, 'proven treatments and the effects of administered treatmenst') but I'm much less confident that it will be clear and legally-correct about 'decision-making and decision-making authority and legal justification'.

Posted date

16 December, 2015

Posted time

11:05 am

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