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


ISBN13: 9780521118316
Published: November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107470927



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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.

  • Evaluates the law in respect of healthcare decision-making for adults with and without capacity
  • Provides readers with an up-to-date treatment of the law in England and Wales, including detailed analysis of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 2007 and of human rights developments under the ECHR and under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Grounds the legal discussion in empirical research, allowing readers to assess the operation of the law in practice
  • Critiques the role of autonomy as non-interference and advances an alternative theoretical basis for the law which will stimulate discussion regarding the appropriate legal and ethical basis

Subjects:
Medical Law
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.

Series: Cambridge Law, Medicine & Ethics

The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk ISBN 9781107474796
Published November 2014
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Healthcare Decision-Making and the Law: Autonomy, Capacity and the Limits of Liberalism ISBN 9781107470927
Published November 2014
Cambridge University Press
£24.99
Autonomy, Informed Consent and Medical Law: A Relational Challenge ISBN 9781107625419
Published December 2013
Cambridge University Press
£26.99
The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? ISBN 9781107625426
Published December 2013
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice ISBN 9781107697799
Published September 2013
Cambridge University Press
£20.99
The Politics of Blood: Ethics, Innovation and the Regulation of Risk ISBN 9780521193184
Published May 2012
Cambridge University Press
£67.00
Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice ISBN 9781107020801
Published April 2012
Cambridge University Press
£62.00
Genetic Data and the Law: A Critical Perspective on Privacy Protection ISBN 9781107007116
Published March 2012
Cambridge University Press
£67.00
£72.00
Xenotransplantation and Risk: Regulating a Developing Biotechnology ISBN 9780521195768
Published November 2011
Cambridge University Press
£72.00
Organ Shortage: Ethics, Law and Pragmatism ISBN 9780521198998
Published March 2011
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives ISBN 9780521187664
Published February 2011
Cambridge University Press
£40.99
Rationality and the Genetic Challenge: Making People Better?
Edited by: Matti Hayry
ISBN 9780521757133
Published February 2010
Cambridge University Press
£30.99
Human Tissue in Transplantation and Research: A Model Legal and Ethical Donation Framework ISBN 9780521709545
Published December 2009
Cambridge University Press
£30.99
The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? ISBN 9780521509916
Published September 2009
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Autonomy, Informed Consent and Medical Law: A Relational Challenge ISBN 9780521896931
Published January 2009
Cambridge University Press
£77.00
Genes and Insurance: Ethical, Legal and Economic Issues Updated ed
Marcus RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Marian RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Niklas JuthGoteborgs Universitet, Sweden
ISBN 9780521054508
Published June 2008
Cambridge University Press
£23.99
Posthumous Interests: Legal and Ethical Perspectives ISBN 9780521877848
Published April 2008
Cambridge University Press
£93.00
Law, Legitimacy and the Rationing of Health Care: A Contextual and Comparative Perspective ISBN 9780521674454
Published November 2007
Cambridge University Press
£35.99
The Troubled Pregnancy: Legal Wrongs and Rights in Reproduction ISBN 9780521616249
Published June 2007
Cambridge University Press
£31.99
Genes and Insurance: Ethical Legal and Moral Issues
Marcus RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Marian RadetzkiStockholms Universitet, Niklas JuthGoteborgs Universitet, Sweden
ISBN 9780521830904
Published June 2003
Cambridge University Press
£82.00