Review of court-authorised insertion of a PEG tube contrary to her wishes: Has it “all worked out” for EJ?

By Upeka de Silva, 15 February 2023 The person at the center of this case is EJ – a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with rapidly deteriorating Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). She attended A&E on crutches reporting decreased mobility in her legs in April 2022, was admitted as an inpatient, and became rapidly worse so that now she is bedContinue reading “Review of court-authorised insertion of a PEG tube contrary to her wishes: Has it “all worked out” for EJ?”

“It will all work out”: The limits of a positive attitude in the Court of Protection

We appreciate that it would be very difficult for clinicians and judges to take a path that would put EJ’s life at risk. Yet, the trauma of her autonomy being overruled, and the loss of trust in professionals and in her own agency are not insignificant considerations.