Living wills do have legal effect provided certain criteria are met

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1148a (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1148
  1. Steven Luttrell
  1. Senior registrar Centre for Geriatric Medicine, St Pancras Hospital, London NW1 0PE

    EDITOR,—I disagree with Tom Arie when he states that “in the United Kingdom ‘living wills’ have no legal force.”1 Although it is true that there is no legislation governing the use of living wills (also known as advance directives), recent …

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