A clinical commissioning group v P (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another

Mental capacity – Treatment. A lady in her 40s (P), who had suffered a severe brain injury after overdosing on heroin, lacked capacity to make decisions about her medical treatment, and specifically about the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH). The Court of Protection, having considered all of the evidence, including that of P's eldest daughter and the medical evidence, ruled that it was in P's best interests for the court to consent, on her behalf, to the withdrawal of CANH; which would result in her death. The court considered that that course of action accorded with P's clearly expressed views when she had been capacitous.

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