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Is it in Charlie Gard's best interest to die?

Abstract:
On April 11, 2017, the High Court in London, UK, ruled that it is in Charlie Gard's best interests to stop treatment and die. High Court Judge Mr Justice Francis explained: “although the parents have parental responsibility, overriding control is vested in the court exercising its independent and objective judgment in the child's best interests”. 9-month-old Charlie Gard has mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome and the court ruling, which is being challenged by his parents, allows withdrawal of life-support treatment.
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31204-7

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Department:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Journal website
Volume:
389
Issue:
10082
Pages:
1868–1869
Publication date:
2017-05-13
Acceptance date:
2017-05-02
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Pubs id:
pubs:692095
URN:
uri:32314b9b-b869-4390-a798-05b4089adff2
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uuid:32314b9b-b869-4390-a798-05b4089adff2
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pubs:692095

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