Video-recording (life and death)

suesspiciousminds

We’ve been having a lively debate about whether or not parents should be able to record their interactions with professionals, and there’s a piece over at the Guardian about it  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/17/social-workers-under-scrutiny-parents-camera

I’ve today come across a Court of Protection case, decided by Newton J.

St Georges NHS Healthcare Trust and P 2015

Neutral Citation Number: [2015] EWCOP 42

[link will be added here in due course]

This case involved a very ill man who had had a heart attack and due to a long period of time before being revived suffered hypoxic brain damage. There was agreement that if he had another cardiac arrest he should not be resuscitated.

The hospital had applied to Court for a declaration that they be allowed to withdraw treatment (renal replacement therapy) which would have the impact of causing the man to die. The family were opposed to this and were arguing that the…

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