British Medical Association Wants to Allow Doctors to Starve Mentally Disables Patients to Death

This story was broken on 14 August 2018 by the Daily Mail.

Is it justifiable to withdraw food and fluids from patients with dementia, stroke and brain injury who are not imminently dying?

New ‘confidential’ draft guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) – the doctors’ trade union – says ‘yes’ provided that a doctor believes it is in the patient’s ‘best interests’.

The 77-page ‘confidential’ document, which is currently out for ‘consultation’ (although...

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