Decision-Making and Problems of Incompetence

Decision-Making and Problems of Incompetence



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Decision-Making and Problems of Incompetence by Andrew Grubb

Prominent international contributors offer profound and fundamental articles about how society deals with and protects its vulnerable members. Reflects the central importance in medical law and ethics of decision-making and the incapacitated patient. Addresses issues in relation to both children and adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471942368
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/10/1994
Series: Kings College Studies Series , #1
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.65(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Comparative Legal Developments (D. Giesen).

Mentally Incapacitated Adults and Decision-Making: The Law Commission's Project (B. Hoggett).

An Ethical Framework for Surrogate Decision-Making (D. Brock).

Determining Incompetence: Problems with the Function Test (J. Jackson).

The Sterilisation of the Mentally Disabled: Competence, the Right to Reproduce and Discrimination (W. Cartwright).

Paternalism, Care and Mental Illness (E. Matthews).

Mental Disorder and Decision-Making: Respecting Autonomy in Substitute Judgments (C. Heginbotham).

The Patient Self-Determination Act: The Medical Miranda!

(M. Eby).


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