Key messages

• There is no difference ethically between primary withholding and secondary withdrawal of life-supporting treatments.

• Local guidelines on withdrawal of treatment, consistent with general ethical principles, must be in written form and strictly followed.

• Any decision based upon the patient's wishes or written will must be compatible with the conscience of the person who has to implement it.

• Following the decision to withhold or withdraw a life-sustaining treatment, responsibility for continuation of the patient's care must be assumed by the whole medical team.

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