Airedale NHS Trust v Bland: 20 years on

Devereux, J. A. and Dobson, S. N. (2013) Airedale NHS Trust v Bland: 20 years on. Tort Law Review, 21 3: 151-160.

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Author Devereux, J. A.
Dobson, S. N.
Title Airedale NHS Trust v Bland: 20 years on
Journal name Tort Law Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-3285
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 3
Start page 151
End page 160
Total pages 10
Editor John Devereux
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW, Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract In the seminal case of Airedale NHS Trust v Bland [1993] AC 789, the House of Lords decided that it was permissible to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from a patient, as this was not so much causing death as "letting die". In the 20 years since Bland's case was decided, the principle has been reviewed in a number of cases, and enshrined in legislation. This article reviews Bland's case and the English cases and legislation that have followed it. The article focusses particularly on extensions to the Bland principle and attempts English law has made to define the term "best interests". The article argues that assigning a precise meaning to the term "best interests" remains elusive.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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