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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


Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)

Ben Lobo

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

People might make a variety of advance decisions that might apply to a range of issues about their health, welfare, finances, or other personal matters. This chapter concentrates on the advance ... More


Advance directives and Advance Care Planning: the US experience

Anne M Wilkinson

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the challenges of end of life, the ethical and legal foundations of advance directives (ADs) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) in the United States, the evidence base regarding ... More


The Beginning and Ending of Life: Medical Law and Ethical Incoherence

John Keown

in Philosophical Foundations of Medical Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198796558
eISBN:
9780191837814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796558.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter identifies several respects in which medical law in England and Wales suffers from a lack of ethical coherence in relation to its protection of human life. It argues that it is ... More


Mental Health and the Law

Paula Murphy and Tim Exworthy

in Oxford Assess and Progress: Psychiatry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199665662
eISBN:
9780191918322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199665662.003.0017
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Mental health law is concerned with the legislation governing the man­agement and treatment of people with a mental disorder. It includes the detention and treatment ... More


Screening for Depression in Perinatal Settings

Jodi Barton and Philip Boyce

in Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195380194
eISBN:
9780197562697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195380194.003.0017
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Implementing screening in perinatal settings poses a potentially complex set of issues, but screening is nonetheless increasingly being recommended and even mandated. ... More


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