Published: 26 June 2013

Nursing ethics expert debates the issues surrounding the care of Moors murderer Ian Brady

Dr Ann Gallagher comments on the ethics of force-feeding.

Dr Gallagher, Reader in Nursing Ethics and Director of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics, has written articles and appeared on radio to discuss the ethical questions raised by the mental health tribunal about the care of Ian Brady.

Brady is alleged to have been on hunger strike since 1999 and is being fed through a tube in his nose.

Read Dr Gallagher’s piece in The Conversation, titled ‘Should Brady be kept alive? The ethics of force-feeding’.

Listen to Dr Gallagher’s interview on BBC Radio Leeds, via the BBC iPlayer. She appears around one hour 17 minutes into the show.

Dr Gallagher has previously written about force-feeding in the New York Times.