Rebuffed Parkinson's sufferer to take case further?
This article was originally published in Clinica
A Parkinson's disease sufferer is considering challenging doctors' order to give her compulsory electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) by invoking the Human Rights Act. The patient, who is being treated by Southern Derbyshire Community & Mental Health Services NHS Trust (CMHS), objects to the treatment, claiming it causes memory loss. She took her case to the High Court, but the judge decided against her and in favour of lifting an injunction on the treatment, deeming that ECT was in her best interests.