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  1. The Legal and Ethical Implications of Therapeutic Privilege – is It Ever Justified to Withhold Treatment Information From a Competent Patient?Carolyn Johnston & Genevieve Holt - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (3):146-151.
    This article examines the standard of disclosure, set by law, of risks of treatment and alternative procedures that should normally be disclosed to patients. Therapeutic privilege has been recognized by the courts as an exception to this standard of disclosure. It provides a justification for withholding such information from competent patients in the interests of patient welfare. The article explores whether this justification is either legally or ethically defensible. In assessing patient welfare, the health care professional is required to consider (...)
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    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Advance Decisions.Carolyn Johnston - 2007 - Clinical Ethics 2 (2):80-84.
    This article considers the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in respect of advance decisions. It considers the new statutory regulation of advance directives (termed 'advance decisions' in the Act) and the formalities necessary to effect an advance decision purporting to refuse life-sustaining treatment. The validity and applicability of advance decisions is discussed with analogy to case law and the clinician's reasonable belief in following an advance decision is considered. The article assesses the new personal welfare Lasting Powers of (...)
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    How Medical Students Learn Ethics: An Online Log of Their Learning Experiences.Carolyn Johnston & Jonathan Mok - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (10):854-858.
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