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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Proposals for Reform (30/04/2018)

CMF has a particular interest in the care of dying persons. A significant proportion of our members are involved in palliative medicine and hospice care, many of them in Scotland.This...
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who cared for Kerrie? (nucleus - Easter 2010)

On 18 September 2007 Kerrie Wooltorton, a 26- year-old woman, was rushed into Norwich University Hospital A&E department having called an ambulance after drinking lethal antifreeze in an attempt to commit suicide. What happened next turned what is, tragically, a fairly common occurrence into headline news. Kerrie was well known...

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Submission to GMC: end of life treatment and care (13/07/2009)

Text of an online submission from the Christian Medical Fellowship to the General Medical Council on End of life treatment and care: Good practice in decision making A...
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Advance decisions to refuse treatment - Ethical and practical concerns (triple helix - summer 2008)

Salford City Council has begun promoting cards announcing 'Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment'.[1] Christened ADRTs by the media, these wallet-sized cards display a prominent cartoon bubble saying 'Stop' and carry NHS and Council logos. They are attached to an explanatory leaflet and are being promoted extensively in GP surgeries, pubs...

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Statement by the Christian Medical Fellowship on the Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment card being promoted by Salford City Council

9th June 2008: Introduction Salford City Council (in the Greater Manchester area) has begun promoting cards announcing 'Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment' (already christened ADRTs by the media). The small wallet-sized cards with a prominent cartoon bubble saying 'Stop', attached to an explanatory...
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Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice - A response from CMF to the Department for Constitutional Affairs (02/06/2006)

Introduction The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is an interdenominational organisation with more than 4,500 British doctors as members. All are Christians who desire their professional and personal lives to be...
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Loosley drafted Mental Capacity Bill provides inadequate protection for vulnerable patients, warn Christian doctors and lawyers (14/12/2004)

Government efforts to force Bill through could allow euthanasia in by the 'back door' The Mental Capacity Bill, which begins its report stage in the House of Commons today...
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cmf file 19 (2002) - advanced directives ()

You are suffering from dementia and are in a nursing home. Unable to recognise your family, speak or swallow, you are fed through a tube down your nose. You have repeated chest infections and doctors keep giving you antibiotics. You would not have wanted to live like this, but the...

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Submission from CMF to the BMA Working Party on Advance Directives (01/01/1994)

Introduction Christian Medical Fellowship is interdenominational and has as members well over 4,000 British doctors who are Christians and who desire their professional and personal lives to be governed by...
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Chapter 4 - Should Doctors Support the Living Will? (Euthanasia Booklet)

Although the concept of the living will has been around in the USA for over 20 years, there are still some doctors in Britain to whom it is unfamiliar. So it will be well to start with a definition. The term 'living will' has been applied to a written statement...

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