How the DoLS can give voice to people with minimal consciousness

Earlier this week, Paul Briggs died, eighteen months after sustaining a traumatic brain injury in a road traffic collision that left him in a minimally conscious state (Source: BBC News). His death came a month after the Court of Protection had ruled that clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration CANH should be withdrawn from Paul as this was in his best interests. Paul’s wife, Lindsey, had applied to the court for CANH to be withdrawn on the basis that that was what Paul would have wanted.

This article written by Jakki considers the deprivation of liberty safeguards and their role in disorders of consciousness Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness & DoLS

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