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    Beyond Mental Competence.Craig Edwards - 2010 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (3):273-289.
    Justification for psychiatric paternalism is most easily established where mental illness renders the person mentally incompetent, depriving him of the capacity for rational agency and for autonomy, hence undermining the basis for liberal rights against paternalism. But some philosophers, and no doubt some doctors, have been deeply concerned by the inadequacy of the concept of mental incompetence to encapsulate some apparently appealing cases for psychiatric paternalism. We ought to view mental incompetence as just one subset of a broader justification for (...)
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    Respect for Other Selves.Craig Edwards - 2011 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 21 (4):349-378.
    How ought we respond to advance directives that appear to fly in the face of a severely mentally impaired patient's quality of life? An advance directive is a legal instrument wherein a person records instructions regarding the medical treatment that she is to receive in the event that she becomes persistently incapable of refusing or giving informed consent to treatment. Where these instructions are legally binding, they enable a person to exercise control over her future medical treatment. This has been (...)
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    Changing Functions, Moral Responsibility, and Mental Illness.Craig Edwards - 2009 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 16 (1):105-107.