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.
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!