Protecting the Vulnerable

Autonomy and Consent in Health Care

Edited by Margaret Brazier, Mary Lobjoit

© 1991 – Routledge

196 pages

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About the Book

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

Contributors:

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

About the Series

Social Ethics and Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General