Informed consent for trial of elective ventilation will not be forthcoming

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1502a (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1502
  1. Eva V Tregillus, Retired general practitioner
  1. Rockmount, Reeth, North Yorkshire

    EDITOR,--J Fabre seeks the continuation and legalisation of the unlawful procedure of elective ventilation on the grounds that it is not harmful to patients.1 Later Fabre contradicts this by admitting that elective ventilation might result in a persistent vegetative state and …

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