Patients do have a right to treatment.
The judge said current guidelines wrongly look only at a patient's right to refuse treatment, not at a patient's right to get treatment. Lawyers for Mr. Burke claim that the judgment is ground-breaking because it looks at the patient's best interests--their client said he would suffer mental distress and would be aware of the pain of such a death if food were removed (Anchor & Sails, August 13, 2004).
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2004|
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