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Medical Treatment

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines some of the many difficult issues arising in the medico-legal area insofar as they have a religious dimension or implicate the religious liberty of the persons seeking or ... More


Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

David Wright

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in the history of disability by investigating the emergence of the so-called idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. Using the ... More


If they can consent, why can’t they refuse?

Tom Walker

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers how inconsistencies can be resolved in the context of refusal of medical treatment by young people over sixteen by looking at the roles consent plays in medicine. In some cases ... More


Consent to Medical Care: The Importance of Fiduciary Context

Steven Joffe and Robert D. Truog

in The Ethics of Consent: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335149
eISBN:
9780199866335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335149.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses three of the central challenges in the literature on informed consent to medical treatment. First, how does the nature of the physician-patient relationship, which establishes ... More


Therapeutic mystique

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1988 commentary on the role of the placebo effect in treatments. Patients appear to respond best when they ‘have faith’ in their doctors. Doctors also seem more effective when ... More


The Meaning of the Highest Attainable Standard of Health

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the meaning and scope of the interest in which the right to health is grounded, namely ‘the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health’. This formulation does ... More


Sanction of whose beliefs and values?

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0041
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on informed consent. It considers bioethicist Robert Veatch's call to abandon informed consent. Veatch believes that clinicians are unable to obtain valid ... More


Medical Investigation and Treatment

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

‘There are no real standards for general practice. What the doctor does and how he does it, depends almost wholly on his own conscience’. This critical comment followed from an examination of GP's ... More


Complex Decisions, Complex Disclosures

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter shows that the problem caused by mandated disclosure is both intensive and extensive. It is intensive because decisions are so unfamiliar and extremely complex that considerable learning ... More


The Right of Bodily Integrity

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The common law recognized the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment, even life-sustaining medical treatment. Some state courts have incorporated the right to refuse medical treatment as ... More


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