Mental health

Men and their mental health

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On International Men's Day, Jack Wiseman looks at men and their mental health. More …

Supreme Court rules on who can decide to withdraw life-sustaining treatment

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A hugely important decision was handed down by the Supreme Court this week, affecting what families can do when a loved one is on life support. It was ruled that families and doctors can agree amongst themselves to end life sustaining care – without having to make a time-consuming and expensive application to Court. More …

Greater clarity on the acid test in ICU and other hospital settings?

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Defining whether an individual is a risk of a deprivation of their liberty continues to create significant difficulties across the health and care sector. More …

When is a patient's consent to treatment informed?

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In its landmark decision set out in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (2015) , the Supreme Court expressed the view that doctors have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure patients are informed about any risks involved in the recommended treatments. More …