Author(s):Dr Justine McCulloch and Dr Mark Taylor
CPD domain:Clinical, Professional
Historically, individuals with mental disorder were often considered to suffer from a global inability to make decisions for themselves, and as such lost all right to self-determination.
Recent decades have seen advances in bioethics as well as movement by the psychiatric profession from paternalism towards respect for patient autonomy. However, this can at times lead to philosophical, ethical and societal dilemmas.
This module offers guidance on:
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