A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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  • Author(s): Craigie, Jillian
  • Source:
    Bioethics. Jul2015, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p398-405. 9p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      mental capacity
      mental disability
      patient autonomy
      psychiatry
      supported decision‐making
      supported decision-making
      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
      undue influence
    • Abstract:
      The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is increasingly seen as driving a paradigm shift in mental health law, particularly in relation to the understanding that it requires a shift from substituted to supported decisions. This article identifies two competing moral commitments implied by this shift, both of which appeal to the notion of autonomy. It is argued that because of these commitments the Convention is in tension with more general calls in the medical ethics literature for preserving patient autonomy through support. The competing commitments within the Convention also present a particular challenge in putting the support it requires into practice. A discursive control account of freedom is used to develop some practical guidelines for navigating this new moral territory. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0269-9702
    • Accession Number:
      10.1111/bioe.12133
    • Accession Number:
      103105289
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CRAIGIE, J. A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bioethics, [s. l.], v. 29, n. 6, p. 398–405, 2015. DOI 10.1111/bioe.12133. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=103105289. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Craigie J. A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bioethics. 2015;29(6):398-405. doi:10.1111/bioe.12133
    • APA:
      Craigie, J. (2015). A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bioethics, 29(6), 398–405. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12133
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Craigie, Jillian. 2015. “A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” Bioethics 29 (6): 398–405. doi:10.1111/bioe.12133.
    • Harvard:
      Craigie, J. (2015) ‘A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, Bioethics, 29(6), pp. 398–405. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12133.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Craigie, J 2015, ‘A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, Bioethics, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 398–405, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Craigie, Jillian. “A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” Bioethics, vol. 29, no. 6, July 2015, pp. 398–405. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/bioe.12133.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Craigie, Jillian. “A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” Bioethics 29, no. 6 (July 2015): 398–405. doi:10.1111/bioe.12133.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Craigie J. A Fine Balance: Reconsidering Patient Autonomy in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bioethics [Internet]. 2015 Jul [cited 2020 Nov 24];29(6):398–405. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=103105289