Adherence to advance directives

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1406-b (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1406

GMC's advance directive is commendable

  1. Andrew G Higgs (andyhiggs@doctors.org.uk), consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine
  1. North Cheshire NHS Trust, Warrington WA5 1QG

    EDITOR—Thompson et al's article on adherence to advance directives is a telling exploration of an increasingly relevant issue.1 The vignette they constructed was comprehensive and robust, leaving no reasonable person in any doubt about the nature and severity of conditions for which the patient would refuse intervention.

    The arguments for treating the patient in …

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