Published on: August 6, 2018

The Supreme Court of India’s verdict on 09 March 2018 provided legal validity to advance directives, though we did have a few concerns. (Read: A welcome verdict; and a few concerns)

Close upon the heels of that verdict comes a judgment by a five member bench of the Supreme Court of UK which says “Life support can be removed without courts if doctors and families agree“.

This is of course relevant only to the UK; but we could not help observing that it makes a lot of practical sense. This does not rule out the need to go to court in controversial issues; but makes every day practice compassionate and fair.

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