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People should record their end of life wishes early

Compassion in Dying has developed a resource pack to help people record their end of life wishes.

Compassion in Dying has developed a resource pack to help people record their end of life wishes.

In the case of Briggs v Briggs [2016] EWCOP 53, Paul Briggs’s loved ones were coming to terms with the fact that a traffic collision had left him in a minimally conscious state. Then, they received a second blow when they realised that they had no say over whether life-prolonging treatment could be withdrawn, despite knowing he would not have wanted to be kept alive in this situation.

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