ISBN-10:
052111831X
ISBN-13:
9780521118316
Pub. Date:
12/31/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism

Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism

by Mary Donnelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521118316
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Series: Cambridge Law, Medicine and Ethics Series , #12
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr Mary Donnelly is a Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty, University College Cork, where she teaches medical law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Table of Contents

Introduction;
1. Autonomy: variations on a principle;
2. Autonomy in the law;
3. Capacity: the gatekeeper for autonomy;
4. Capacity assessment in practice;
5. Autonomy, rights and decision-making for people lacking capacity;
6. Treatment for a mental disorder: a case apart;
Conclusion.

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