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    Decision-Making Capacity and Unusual Beliefs: Two Contentious Cases.Brent Hyslop - 2017 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 14 (3):439-444.
    Decision-making capacity is a vital concept in law, ethics, and clinical practice. Two legal cases where capacity literally had life and death significance are NHS Trust v Ms T [2004] and Kings College Hospital v C [2015]. These cases share another feature: unusual beliefs. This essay will critically assess the concept of capacity, particularly in relation to the unusual beliefs in these cases. Firstly, the interface between capacity and unusual beliefs will be examined. This will show that the “using and (...)
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    Fitness to Drive in Early Dementia: A Clinical Ethics Case.Brent Hyslop - 2017 - Clinical Ethics 12 (4):217-221.
    A 90-year-old man is diagnosed with early dementia. There are concerns about whether he is still fit to drive his car safely, but he is determined to continue driving. In this case, the clinician finds that this decision on fitness to drive is essentially evaluative and normative. Given the conflict of interests involved, how should the clinician attempt to manage this challenging ethical dilemma? This increasingly common clinical ethics scenario warrants further attention. After presenting the case, this analysis will consider (...)
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