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Consent of relatives is neither necessary nor sufficient for treating incompetent adults

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7185.736 (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:736
  1. Peter Allmark, Nursing lecturer (p.j.allmark@shef.ac.uk)
  1. University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2RX

    EDITOR—Hooker is right to point out that the consent of relatives is neither necessary nor sufficient for treating an incompetent adult.1 …

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