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An Irish perspective on patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment

  • John Hillery (a1), David Tomkin (a2) and Adam McAuley (a3)
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Health care professionals in Ireland are concerned about the effect of L v. Bournewood Community and Mental Health Trust ex parte L (1998). Despite Ireland's distinct legal system and different service provision, this case has highlighted existing concerns about the treatment of patients with a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental illness.

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Irish Department of Health (1984) The Psychiatric Services: Planning for the Future. Dublin: Irish Government Publications Office.
Irish Department of Health (1994) Shaping a Healthier Future: a Strategy for Effective Health Care in the 1990s. Dublin: Irish Government Publications Office.
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Robins, J. (1986) Fools and Mad; a History of the Insane in Ireland. Dublin: IPA.
Tomkin, D. & Hanafin, P. (1995) Irish Medical Law. Dublin: The Round Hall Press.
Walsh, D., O'Kelly, M., Ramsey, R., et al (1993) The relationship between behaviour disturbance and psychiatric diagnosis in male mentally handicapped adults resident in a longstay unit. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 10, 16 19.
L v. Bournewood Community and Mental Health Trust, ex parte L (1998) 3 All ER, 289.
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An Irish perspective on patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment

  • John Hillery (a1), David Tomkin (a2) and Adam McAuley (a3)
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