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Woman who won right to refuse treatment dies

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1055/b (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1055
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A quadriplegic woman died peacefully in her sleep this week after winning the right to have her ventilator switched off.

    The Department of Health announced on Monday that the 43 year old woman, named only as Ms B, “has chosen to have all artificial ventilation which she is receiving as part of her medical treatment withdrawn. She has died peacefully in her …

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