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Best interests in the MCA 2005--what can healthcare law learn from family law?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18677570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 'best interests' standard is a highly seductive standard in English law. Not only does it appear to be fairly uncontroversial but it also presents as the most sensible, objective and 'fair' method of dealing with decision making on behalf of those who are perceived to be the most vulnerable within society. This article aims to provide a critical appraisal of how the standard has been applied within family law, to outline how the standard is to be applied within healthcare law and, finally, to assess the relevance of the family law experience of the best interests standard to the operation of the standards as envisaged by the MCA.
Shazia Choudhry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1065-3058     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Anal     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432537     Medline TA:  Health Care Anal     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-51     Citation Subset:  H    
Queen Mary College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E14NS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child Welfare / legislation & jurisprudence*
Child of Impaired Parents / legislation & jurisprudence*
Decision Making / ethics*
Great Britain
Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence*
Medical Futility / legislation & jurisprudence*
Mental Competency / legislation & jurisprudence*

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