BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1056

Coma woman allowed to die: A high court judge in Britain has given an unnamed health authority the right to allow a woman who has been in a coma for the past eight years to die. Robert Francis, QC, for the health authority told the judge that the woman was to all intents and purposes brain dead.

Hospitals have recruitment problems: The National Association of Health Authorities and …

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