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Advance care directives and the position in Ireland: what lessons can Ireland learn from the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe?'

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dc.contributor.author Donnellan, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-29T09:01:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-29T09:01:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5824
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract An advance care directive entitles a person to request in advance either the refusal of or consent to certain medical treatment if that person is not competent to consent or refuse at the time such refusal or consent is required. The 2003 Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Paper on Law and the elderly briefly mentioned advance directives. However, the paper decided to leave the issue to a future paper that would give a more comprehensive analysis. There is no Irish legislation on the matter and consequently the legal position is unclear. The English Mental Capacity Act 2005 has given recognition to advance directives under section 24. It is interesting to note that only refusal is covered by the Act. The 2005 Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Vulnerable Adults discusses the issue of advance directives in more detail. This paper will examine the Irish position of advance directives. The British Mental Capacity Act and recent case law will provide a comparative analysis. The UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities will also be examined. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asian Social Science;4 (1), pp. 108-115
dc.relation.uri www.ccsenet.org/journal.html
dc.subject advance care directives en_US
dc.subject medical treatment en_US
dc.subject position in Ireland en_US
dc.subject UK en_US
dc.subject US en_US
dc.title Advance care directives and the position in Ireland: what lessons can Ireland learn from the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe?' en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-05-24T17:03:30Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v4n1p108
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2711988
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Asian Social Science
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed


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