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The Resource Family perspectives on 'proper medical treatment' for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states, Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger, (electronic resource)

Family perspectives on 'proper medical treatment' for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states, Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger, (electronic resource)

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Family perspectives on 'proper medical treatment' for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states
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Family perspectives on 'proper medical treatment' for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states
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Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger
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eng
Summary
Proper medical treatment is routinely defined, in law and in practice, as requiring the consent of the patient. Patients with disorders of consciousness (long-term 'coma') are unable to give or withhold consent because they are completely unconscious ('vegetative') or have only fleeting and occasional moments of consciousness ('minimally conscious'). They are completely (or largely) unaware of themselves and their environment. They cannot understand the situation they are in or the treatments on offer; they cannot retain information relevant to a decision to accept or to refuse a particular medical treatment, nor can they weigh up the pros and cons of any treatment. In England and Wales these patients, like others who lack the capacity to make some or all decisions because of learning disabilities or dementia, fall under the remit of section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which is designed to ensure that proper medical treatment can be provided to people who lack the capacity to consent to it without putting doctors at risk of criminal prosecution
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Legitimacy of medical treatment
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Kitzinger, Celia
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WB 182
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Kitzinger, Jenny
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  • Persistent Vegetative State
  • Family
  • Ethics, Medical
  • United Kingdom
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Family perspectives on 'proper medical treatment' for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states, Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger, (electronic resource)
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  • Title from PDF title page
  • Chapter 6 of the book: The legitimacy of medical treatment : what role for the medical exception / edited by Sara Fovargue and Alexandra Mullock. London : Routledge, 2016
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Includes bibliographical references
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OCM1bookssib030341351
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unknown
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9781315744308
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(ebk)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssib030341351
Label
Family perspectives on 'proper medical treatment' for people in prolonged vegetative and minimally conscious states, Celia Kitzinger and Jenny Kitzinger, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page
  • Chapter 6 of the book: The legitimacy of medical treatment : what role for the medical exception / edited by Sara Fovargue and Alexandra Mullock. London : Routledge, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssib030341351
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781315744308
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssib030341351

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