Thankyou for your response. Can you explain the term prima facie and whether a case of negligence could be pursued because the medical practitioner failed to involve the patient and/or his next of kin in a decision-making process which resulted in witholding active treatments that potentially may have been life-saving. In other words, the decision of whether to preserve life has been considered by the medical practitioner in isolation. This practice is, as I understand, unethical, even illegal? as it denies the patient their fundamental right to be involved in life/death decisions. Preservation of life is currently paramount, even if suffering ensues (assisted dying bill questions this premis) however is this dliberate omission in itself enough to pursue a case of negligence? As I understand current law states that a medical practitioner is not required to decide whether a life is worth saving instead he should do everything he can to save life and if this is not possible ease suffering and preserve dignity in death. Are you able to clarify if failure to discuss this fundamental right amounts to negligence?