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Cases Attracting Media Attention

A decision in July this year in the case of Peter K. is seen as helpful. It strengthens a patient’s right to self-determination and clarifies important areas of conflict, for example by stating clearly that feeding by injection without the patient’s consent is illegal. “An end to artificial feeding should not have been refused. Living wills, even expressed only orally, are also binding on care authorities.”

Source: Newsletter RtD-Europe, September 2005.