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Protecting the Vulnerable
Autonomy and Consent in Health Care

ISBN 9780415755450
Published April 22, 2014 by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

The right of adults with sound mind to consent to treatment or risk their own health for the benefit of the community in a clinical trial is unequivocally recognised by the law. But what about those vulnerable by virtue of their age, nature or position in society? Experts from the fields of medicine, philosophy, theology and law, explore the ethical and legal principles which seek to reconcile the individual's right to autonomy with the need to protect vulnerable groups. Discussions refer both to specific groups (premature babies, children, people with mental handicaps) and specific issues (cases of abuse by sterilization of women, suicide, the right to information).

Table of Contents

Colin J. Morley, Richard Nicholson, Peter Mittler, Margaret Brazier, Raanan Gillon, Heather Draper, Alastair Campbell, Gavin Fairbairn, Richard Lindley, Harry Lesser, Mary Lobjoit

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