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By Dr Justine McCulloch and
Dr Mark Taylor
Last updated: January 2018
Historically, individuals with mental disorder were often
considered to suffer from a global inability to make decisions for
themselves, and as such lost all right to
Recent decades have seen advances in bioethics as well
as movement by the psychiatric profession from paternalism
towards respect for patient autonomy. However, this can at times
lead to philosophical, ethical and societal dilemmas.
This module offers guidance on:
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