Withdrawing artificial nutrition and patients' interests

Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (9):555-556 (2013)
I argue that the arguments brought by Counsel for M to the English Court of Protection are morally problematic in prioritising subjective interests that are the result of ‘consistent autonomous thought’ over subjective interests that are the result of a more limited cognitive perspective
Keywords euthanasia  medical ethics  artificial nutrition  higher and lower pleasures
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DOI 10.1136/medethics-2012-100856
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