Ethical and legal challenges within children's mental healthcare: Part 2 – decision-making, consent and capacity

by Dr Moli Paul

 

Last updated: August 2017

 

There are many ethical and legal challenges posed by making decisions with and about children and young people in relation to their mental healthcare within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). This module will concentrate on issues such as:

 

  • whose consent we should seek

 

  • what we should do when decision-makers disagree

 

  • how we can assess capacity to consent

 

  • what laws we should act within when assessing and treating children and young people.

 

In Part 1: duty of care and rights we considered:

 

  • to whom a duty of care is owed

 

  • how we can balance children and young people’s rights and their parents’ rights. 

 

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Children's mental health within Scottish legislation by Dr Aileen Blower and Dr Tina Irani

 

Competence, capacity and decision-making ability in mental disorder by Dr J McCulloch and Dr M Taylor

 

Assessment of mental health problems in children and adolescents with LD by Dr M Kannabiran and Dr S Bernard

 

Irish Mental Health Act 2001 by Dr L Feeney and Dr B Kelly

 

 

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