Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Woman with hospital phobia must be forcibly treated for cancer, judge rules

Doctors will be allowed to forcibly sedate the 55-year-old woman in her own home and transport her to hospital for surgery. She will then be operated on, despite having asked not to undergo surgery for her cancer, and could then be forced to remain on a hospital ward afterwards.

The case – only the second ever in the little-known Court of Protection to be made public - sparked an intense ethical and legal debate last night.



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