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But because she has learning difficulties which prevent her from coming to coherent conclusions, the judge ruled that doctors should be allowed to use force so they can operate.
The unusual case could have across-the-board implications when other patients refuse life-saving treatment.
this lady is obviously unable to come to a reasonable conclusion one because of her refusal of treatment, and two because of her mental impairment
In the US if a doctor does not use radiation, chemotherapy or drugs to treat cancer the doctor can go to jail.
Sickening... to be sure.
America = Human Rights Rapist.
because she had a “significant impairment in intellectual functioning as a consequence of a learning disability”. It meant that she did not have the capacity within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 “to make decisions concerning her future medical treatment”.
I'm sorry for your loss. But although there are things worse than death one of them is not getting a "life saving operation", and not only that if she doesn't get this surgery done, and even if there is a remote chance which she can live because of the surgery which there DEFINITELY is, think of all the lives that that that would be affected family members etc. if she did not get this operation done and try to fight it, when she could have lived!
Originally posted by SheaWolf
I suppose my judgment on this could be a bit cloudy on this topic since cancer affected my life in a profound way. But I still see it as HER personal choice.
As for the success of the removal, that is never a guaranteed thing. Sure her death is much surer without the surgery, but not all people are afraid of dying. To many there are much worse things than death. That does not make them mentally impaired.