My PhD thesis is supervised by Dr Sam Halliday and Prof Emma Cave and explores the value of human dignity in end-of-life decision-making. This is approached comparatively, examining the best interests frameworks in England and Wales alongside the presumed will approach taken under German law. The project proposes that the patient-centric values of the decision-making process in England and Wales have been poorly understood and inconsistently applied. Greater engagement with the principle of human dignity in English law, informed by the application of the principle in German law, will provide clarity on what the patient-centric approach requires and how patients can be treated as individuals rather than objects of medical interest.
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