In Re J (A Minor) (Child in Care: Medical Treatment): CA 26 Aug 1992


Gazette 26-Aug-1992, [1993] Fam 15


England and Wales


Appeal fromIn Re J (A Minor) (Medical Treatment) FD 8-Jul-1992
The Court should be slow to interfere in the exercise of a bona fide clinical judgment to withdraw treatment from a patient, and may overrule a child’s wishes as to the need for medical treatment even though she expressed her wishes clearly. . .

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CitedPortsmouth NHS Trust v Wyatt and others FD 7-Oct-2004
Charlotte Wyatt was born prematurely, and depended for day to day her life on medical support. Her doctors asked to be permitted not to resuscitate her again if she needed it. Her parents asked that she be given whatever chance was available for her . .
CitedKent County Council v G and others HL 24-Nov-2005
A residential assessment order had been made under the 1989 Act in care proceedings. When the centre recommended a second extension of the assessment, the council refused, saying that the true purpose was not the assessment of the child but the . .
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Children, Health Professions

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.216347