Diesfeld, K. (2000) Neither consenting nor protesting: an ethical analysis of a man with autism. Journal of Medical Ethics, 26 (4). pp. 277-281. ISSN 0306-6800.
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This article critically examines the 25 June 1998 decision by the House of lords regarding the psychiatric admission of a man with autism.(1) Mr L was able neither to consent to, nor refuse, that admission and the disposition of his case illuminates the current debate regarding best interests of vulnerable adults by the judiciary and the psychiatric profession. This article begins with the assumption that hospitalisation was nor the optimum response to Mr L's condition, provides alternative approaches to the interpretation of best interest and examines principles of liberty, anti-discrimination, and equal protection.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||informal admission; autism; discrimination|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School|
|Depositing User:||P. Ogbuji|
|Date Deposited:||27 Mar 2009 15:18|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2009 15:18|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16383 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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