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What lessons can be learnt from the sad case of #ArchieBattersbee and matters concerning the withdrawal of treatment

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/07/archie-battersbee-doctors-withdrawal-of-treatment

#bioethics #medicalethics #medicallaw

I have no idea if better communication at an early stage could have avoided the catastrophic breakdown of trust in the Archie Battersbee case, but this was one occasion when it made a difference and likely avoided court proceedings: https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l427.full?ijkey=IdJfj6LqtucgR5W&keytype=ref

Archie Battersbee 08/05/22 19:00 parents lose challenge to court ruling denying move from hospital to hospice #ArchieBattersbee https://news.sky.com/story/archie-battersbees-parents-lose-bid-to-challenge-court-ruling-that-denied-move-from-hospital-to-hospice-12666388

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