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MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT DECISION-MAKING: CONSCIENCE, REGULATION, AND THE LAW

José Miola.

in Medical Law Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 10411 words.

The exercise of conscience can have far reaching effects. Poor behaviour can be fatal, as it has occurred in various medical scandals over the years. This article takes a wide definition of...

WHAT ARE ‘BEST INTERESTS’? A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF ‘BEST INTERESTS’ DECISION-MAKING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Helen J. Taylor.

in Medical Law Review

June 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 15802 words.

Obtaining the patient's consent is usually a prerequisite of any clinical intervention. However, some cognitively impaired patients may not be able to give valid consent. Following years of...

WHAT ROLE SHOULD PUBLIC OPINION PLAY IN ETHICO-LEGAL DECISION MAKING? THE EXAMPLE OF SELECTING SEX FOR NON-MEDICAL REASONS USING PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS

Sara Fovargue and Rebecca Bennett.

in Medical Law Review

March 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 12823 words.

In this article, we consider the prohibition on the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis to select an embryo on the basis of its sex for non-medical reasons. We use this as a case study...

REVISITING ADVANCE DECISION MAKING UNDER THE MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005: A TALE OF MIXED MESSAGES

Rob Heywood.

in Medical Law Review

March 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 12041 words.

Whilst most of the existing literature relating to advance decisions has focused on philosophical questions, this article reflects on the significant legal developments that have occurred...

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Law.

(IMCA) a person who must, by virtue of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, be contacted to represent the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity and has no family or friends while acting...

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Awake and (Only Just) Aware? A Typology, Taxonomy, and Holistic Framework for Withdrawing Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration in the Minimally Conscious State

Jo Samanta and Ash Samanta.

in Medical Law Review

November 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 16376 words.

Abstract

Decisions to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) from people in the minimally conscious state are predicated on the question...

GILLICK REINSTATED: JUDGING MID-CHILDHOOD COMPETENCE IN HEALTHCARE LAW: AN NHS TRUST V ABC & A LOCAL AUTHORITY [2014] EWHC 1445 (FAM)

Kirsty L. Moreton.

in Medical Law Review

June 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 5445 words.

This case commentary discusses a recent case concerning the competence of a 13-year-old girl to consent to the termination of her pregnancy. It critically analyses four specific elements of...

Protecting me from my Directive: Ensuring Appropriate Safeguards for Advance Directives in Dementia

Cressida Auckland.

in Medical Law Review

February 2018; p ublished online August 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law; Medical Ethics. 12555 words.

Abstract

With one in six people over 80 now suffering from dementia, advance directives provide an important means of empowerment. Upholding directives in the...