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The minimally conscious state and treatment withdrawal: W v M
  1. Emily Jackson
  1. Correspondence to Professor Emily Jackson, Department of Law, London School of Economics, London WC2A 2AE, UK; e.jackson{at}


This short comment on the Court of Protection decision in W v M draws attention to the primacy the judge gave to the preservation of life and discusses the relative lack of weight accorded to M's previously expressed views.

  • Living Wills/Advance Directives
  • Law
  • Competence/incompetence

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