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Mental incapacity: some proposals for legislative reform.
  1. J V McHale
  1. University of Manchester.


    While the decision of the House of Lords in Re F in [1990] clarified somewhat the law concerning the treatment of the mentally incapacitated adult, many uncertainties remained. This paper explores proposals discussed in a recent government green paper for reform of the law in an area involving many difficult ethical dilemmas.

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