The ruling comes after Sarah Ewart, a woman who was denied an abortion despite doctors telling her the fetus would not survive outside of the womb, challenged the law in a Belfast court
Because of human rights, patients have a right to see their own medical records, catastrophic hospital failures must be investigated and people detained because of their mental health can get redress.
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A 'Do Not Resuscitate' Notice was put in the Mrs Tracey's medical notes without consulting her or her family. The doctors' failure to consult breached her right to personal autonomy and to respect for private and family life.