From Mental Health Law Online
(1) P was in a permanent vegetative state so continued medical treatment is of no benefit to him because it is futile. (2) His letter refusing life-sustaining treatment did not comply with the MCA requirements for an advance decision so could not have been relied upon; however, had the evidence on PVS not been clear cut, the judge would have given P's previous wishes and feelings great weight.
- Re D; An NHS Trust v D (2012) EWHC 885 (COP), (2012) MHLO 47
Re D (withdrawal of treatment)  All ER (D) 163 (Oct)