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Response to Paul Briggs judgement

We are pleased that Paul’s wife Lindsey and their family have received the decision they hoped for, which means that Paul’s wishes can now be followed.

Family of Paul Briggs waits for judgement

The family of Paul Briggs must now wait for a judgement on whether or not doctors can withdraw his life-sustaining treatment. Over four tense days the Court of Protection has heard arguments from both sides on what is in the best interests of Paul, who is severely brain injured.

Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

This conference focuses on the important issue of Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care. It is widely recognised that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of non medical/nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life.

What to do when someone dies

When we lose someone close to us, we can often feel lost and overwhelmed. On top of dealing with our emotions and grief, we might not realise the amount of practical work that needs to be done or where to start.

Response to the case of Paul Briggs

The case of Mr Briggs is heart breaking but all too familiar. At Compassion in Dying we know of many people whose family members lack capacity, either because of an accident or illness, and witness them being given life prolonging treatment that they would not want.