Competence to Consent

Competence to Consent

by Becky Cox White
     
 

The Clinical Medical Ethics series explores central themes and issues in bioethics and health care policy in single-author short volumes. Written to be accessible to physicians, nurses, lawyers, and those working on health policy, not just specialists in ethics or bioethics, each volume offers a new approach to the subject matter and provides a synthetic account of… See more details below

Overview

The Clinical Medical Ethics series explores central themes and issues in bioethics and health care policy in single-author short volumes. Written to be accessible to physicians, nurses, lawyers, and those working on health policy, not just specialists in ethics or bioethics, each volume offers a new approach to the subject matter and provides a synthetic account of complex literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878405596
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Clinical Medical Ethics Series
Pages:
240

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Competence in the Health Care Setting1
2Ethical Foundations of Competence to Consent13
3Current Confusion Surrounding the Concept of Competence44
4Defining the Structure of Competence to Consent82
5The Capacities that Define Competence to Consent154
6Implications and Anticipated Criticisms185
Bibliography193
Index203

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