Neither consenting nor protesting: an ethical analysis of a man with autism

Diesfeld, Kate (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. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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: 01 Jul 2014 14:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16383 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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