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Medical LawText, Cases, and Materials

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (6th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 30 March 2023

p. 2505. Incapacity I: Adultslocked

p. 2505. Incapacity I: Adultslocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


This chapter considers the consent requirement and the principle of autonomy. It then discusses how the law treats patients who lack capacity, offering detailed analysis of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its application, including cases involving the withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment.

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