In this case, the media are once again deliberately misreporting the outcome of the case as judgment in favour of a person's right to die.

There is no 'right to die' - indeed there is only the exact opposite - but this case centres on whether a terminally ill person had the capacity to make a decision to end life sustaining medical treatment.

The Court ruled in her favour, with the ultimate consequence being hat she will die from the lack of treatment, somewhat sooner than she may otherwise have done.

This case however may have avoided Court had the anonymous woman granted a Lasting power of Attorney for Health and Care decision, which would have removed the uncertainty as to her wishes and authorised and trusted person or family member to communicate her wishes to the medical practitioners treating her, with the decision being binding on them.