Developing a legal framework for advance healthcare planning: Comparing England & Wales and Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-23T10:10:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-23T10:10:21Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Donnelly, M. (2017) 'Developing a Legal Framework for Advance Healthcare Planning: Comparing England & Wales and Ireland', European Journal of Health Law, 24(1), pp. 67-84. doi: 10.1163/15718093-12341412 en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 67 en
dc.identifier.endpage 84 en
dc.identifier.issn 0929-0273
dc.identifier.issn 1571-8093
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5687
dc.identifier.doi 10.1163/15718093-12341412
dc.description.abstract This article examines the legislative frameworks for advance healthcare planning in England & Wales (the Mental Capacity Act 2005) and in Ireland (the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015), undertaking a comparative analysis of each measure, with particular focus on the detail of the approaches taken. It is only through this kind of detailed focus that the normative choices made by legislation can fully be understood and evaluated. The article argues that, in several respects, possibly because the drafters were able to reflect lessons learned from other jurisdictions, the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 provides a more rounded and complete form of advance healthcare planning than that provided by the Mental Capacity Act. This is on the basis that it provides more protection for patient choice; better potential for delivery on the choices made; and a more appropriate balance between formalities and enforceability. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers en
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dc.rights © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden 2016. This is a pre-review version of an article published in European Journal of Health Law. The published article is available at http://doi.org/10.1163/15718093-12341412 en
dc.subject Health law en
dc.subject Advance healthcare planning en
dc.subject Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Ireland en
dc.subject Mental Capacity Act 2005 England & Wales en
dc.subject Mental Capacity Act en
dc.subject Power of attorney en
dc.subject Capacity en
dc.subject Advance directive en
dc.subject Autonomy en
dc.subject Treatment en
dc.subject End-of-life en
dc.title Developing a legal framework for advance healthcare planning: Comparing England & Wales and Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mary Donnelly, School Of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: m.donnelly@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-03-22T18:10:29Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Health Law en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.donnelly@ucc.ie en


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