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We should replace conventional mental health law with capacity-based law

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George Szmukler, Brendan D. Kelly

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume209
Issue number6
DOIs
Published1 Dec 2016

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Abstract

As general medicine moves away from 'paternalism' and places an increasing emphasis on patient choice and autonomy, George Szmukler and Brendan D. Kelly debate whether conventional mental health legislation should be replaced with a model that focuses on the person's decisionmaking capabilities.

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