eBOOKS BY CATEGORY
Your Account
Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law
Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism
Price
Quantity
£20.00
(To see other currencies, click on price)
PDF
Add to basket  

MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK

Main description:

This analysis of the law's approach to healthcare decision-making critiques its liberal foundations in respect of three categories of people: adults with capacity, adults without capacity and adults who are subject to mental health legislation. Focussing primarily on the law in England and Wales, the analysis also draws on the law in the United States, legal positions in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland and on the human rights protections provided by the ECHR and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Having identified the limitations of a legal view of autonomy as primarily a principle of non-interference, Mary Donnelly questions the effectiveness of capacity as a gatekeeper for the right of autonomy and advocates both an increased role for human rights in developing the conceptual basis for the law and the grounding of future legal developments in a close empirical interrogation of the law in practice.


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.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780511984884
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: November, 2010
Pages: 344
Dimensions: 152.00 x 228.00 x 20.00

Subcategories: