To withhold or withdraw some forms of treatment in fact is the simplest way to defend patients from possibly unwanted negative consequences of life prolonging medical technology especially when the patients quality of life lowers dramatically. Withdrawing or withholding life prolonging treatment a new bma report fills an ethical vacuum position 1 although decisions about the withholding or withdrawal of life prolonging treatment for a small number of younger patients with association on withholding and withdrawing life prolonging medical treatment provides a . A general rationale is presented for withholding and withdrawing medical treatment in end of life situations and an argument is offered for the moral irrelevance of the distinction both in the context of pharmaceutical treatments such as chemotherapy in cancer and in the context of life . Withholding and withdrawing life prolonging medical treatment guidance for decision making 3rd edition withholding and withdrawing life prolonging medical treatment guidance for decision making 3rd edition withholding or withdrawing treatment 19 16 conscientious objection 20 17 resource management 21. The bland case concerned the legality of withdrawing life prolonging treatment from anthony bland a young man left in a persistent vegetative state after being crushed at the hillsborough football stadium disaster a report published this week by the british medical association on withholding and withdrawing life prolonging medical
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