Treatment in patients’ best interests

  • Lindsay Gee
  • Published 2016 in London journal of primary care


A note on the current state of the law as regards balancing the autonomy, and personal values, of a mentally incapacitated patient against treatment plans with which they do not agree. The author summarises the outcomes of two medical treatment cases heard by the Court of Protection, with similar facts and different results, by way of adding to the advice to practitioners for their communications with patients and families in such situations.

DOI: 10.1080/17571472.2016.1225627

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Gee2016TreatmentIP, title={Treatment in patients’ best interests}, author={Lindsay Gee}, booktitle={London journal of primary care}, year={2016} }