Easy come easy go as this case typifies the sad fact that narcissists, though fully compos mentis, cope just as well with ageing and their own mortality as they do with being held accountable and taking responsibility for their own actions and their effects on others. Correct judgement here in Protection is welcome but the real shame is that genuinely aggrieved parents in Family still get nowhere near as fair a shake at court after so-called expert reports are written about them to simply manufacture risk of future emotional abuse of the child/ren.
This is a discussion about the decision in King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v C 2015
It is a Court of Protection decision about whether a woman C, who medical professionals all agreed needed to undertake kidney dialysis treatment in order to survive, should be able to refuse such treatment or about whether the Court should make the decision on her behalf. It is very sad, because what we are discussing here is (a) whether C will live or die and (b) why she might feel that life was no longer worth living for her. She has a family who would greatly miss her if she were to die, and it is a case that has a lot of human tragedy. It also though, stirred up a lot of other feelings for me when I read it – there’s sadness absolutely, but it also has some more uplifting…
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