Families and New Medical Dilemmas - Capacity to Make Decisions

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Michael Gunn

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Staffordshire University

John Bellhouse

Professor of Law, Head of the Department of Academic Legal Studies and Associate Dean of Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Isabel Clare

Research Fellow, Section of Developmental Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Tony Holland

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Peter Watson

Statistician, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This article seeks to address a number of issues in relation to the capacity of adults to make decisions, drawing on recent empirical research undertaken by the authors, and to assess the relevance of some of the outcomes to issues that, it is hoped, will be of interest to family lawyers.

Keywords: child law, family law, capacity, decision making, medical dilemmas

Suggested Citation

Gunn, Michael and Bellhouse, John and Clare, Isabel and Holland, Tony and Watson, Peter, Families and New Medical Dilemmas - Capacity to Make Decisions (2001). Child and Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 383-398, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2089462

Michael Gunn (Contact Author)

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Staffordshire University ( email )

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire ST4 2DF
United States

John Bellhouse

Professor of Law, Head of the Department of Academic Legal Studies and Associate Dean of Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University ( email )

Burton Street
Nottingham NG1 4BU, NG1 4LN
United Kingdom

Isabel Clare

Research Fellow, Section of Developmental Psychiatry, University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

Tony Holland

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

Peter Watson

Statistician, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

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