时间：2018-09-30 11:19:23 来源：英语加盟 浏览：3061 次
Legal permission will no longer be needed to withdraw treatment from patients in permanent vegetative state, the UK's Supreme Court has ruled.
When families and doctors are in agreement, medical staff will be able to remove feeding tubes without applying to the Court of Protection.
Some experts believe previous laws that doctors must seek the approval of a court to remove sustenance from a patient have resulted in individuals spending longer on life support in a vegetative state than was necessary.
Sarah Wootton, chief executive of the campaign group Compassion in Dying, said the ruling was "a helpful step towards a clearer, more person-centred view of end-of-life care".
英国运动团体Compassion in Dying的首席执行官莎拉·伍顿表示，这项裁决是“迈向更明确、更以人为本的临终关怀的有益的一步”。
The ruling could have an impact on the thousands of families whose loved ones are in avegetative state.
There are about 24,000 people in Britain in a "persistent vegetative" or "minimally conscious" state.