Consent, Capacity and Human Rights for Older Women with Anorexia Nervosa
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
November, 25 2008
EATING DISORDERS IN ADULT WOMEN, J. Fuch, ed., Ch. 6, Nova Science, NY, 2008
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/140
Typically anorexia nervosa is diagnosed as a condition of teenage girls where the rates of mortality and morbidity are very high and recovery rates very low. This chapter discusses the condition as experienced in Australia by older women who have either lived with anorexia during adolescence and as young women or who have been diagnosed later in life. The discussion traverses issues of consent to treatment or its refusal, capacity to provide consent, and the application of human right protections arising from various human rights instruments.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, consent to treatment, capacity, right to refuse treatment, human rights principles
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K32
Date posted: November 26, 2008
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