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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (29/05/2018)

The Scottish Government is undertaking a consultation over proposals to reform its Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. CMF has submitted a response to Chapter 11, concerning Advance Directives....
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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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cmf file 60 (2016) - mental capacity and consent ()

Most courses in medical ethics begin not with the contested battlefields of the beginning, end and moral status of human life, but rather with the far more mundane issues of capacity and consent. These related concepts are crucial to the whole practice of medicine – for a healthcare practitioner even...

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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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Fatal distraction (triple helix - Christmas 2009)

At a resumed inquest in October, the Coroner ruled that doctors at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital had acted correctly in not giving any lifesaving treatment to 26 year old Kerrie Wooltorton when she was admitted in 2007 having suicidally ingested antifreeze. (1) It appears that she had done...

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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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Mental Capacity Bill passed

The House of Commons passed the Mental Capacity Bill without further amendment on 5 April. The news was lost as headlines were dominated by the call of the election, the royal weeding and the death of Pope John Paul II....
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Terri Schiavo

Terri Schiavo suffered brain damage at the age of 26 in 1990 when her heart stopped briefly because of a chemical imbalance. She died on Friday 31 March aged 41, 13 days after a feeding tube was removed at her...
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"Schiavo case highlights dangers of UK Mental Capacity Bill" say CMF and LCF (23/03/2005)

In the light of the Terri Schiavo case, the Christian Medical Fellowship and Lawyers' Christian Fellowship today urged the House of Lords to accept an amendment to the Mental Capacity...
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The euthanasia bandwagon - Propelled by medical fence-sitting and indifference (triple helix - winter 2005)

The Mental Capacity Bill,[1] which gives full statutory force to advance refusals of food and fluids, passed its third reading in the House of Commons on 14 December 2004 by a majority of 354 to 118 amidst huge controversy about it bringing in 'back-door euthanasia'.[2] The government employed a three-line...

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