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Tytuł: Advance Will: Ensuring the Right to Autonomy for People with Mental Disabilities
Autorzy: Žaliauskaitė, Milda
Słowa kluczowe: advance will
advance directives
right to autonomy
mental illness
mental disability
mental health
mental health care
Data wydania: 2019
Data dodania: 19-mar-2020
Wydawca: Publishing House Temida 2
Źródło: Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, p. 73-83
Abstrakt: People with chronic mental illnesses (e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, etc.) find it hard to maintain normal and independent everyday life. Due to these illnesses, people usually lose competence to make autonomous decisions about their treatment. However, in some cases those people are still competent to make reasonable decisions before the times of relapse or at the early stage of disease. As a possible solution, some jurisdictions offer instruments to express a patient’s will in advance (e. g. advance directives), where mentally ill patients may state their treatment and care preferences for the future time of incompetency. Although there is a lot of criticism presented by the scholars, legal instruments based on advance will may undoubtedly contribute to ensuring mentally disabled patients’ fundamental rights and quality of life. Therefore, this article will include an introduction of advance directives, the advantages this tool represents and discuss main regulation challenges.
Afiliacja: Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Law, Lithuania
Nota biograficzna: PhD student at Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Law; Manager of science services and lawyer at Communication and Technology Transfer Center, VMU.
DOI: 10.15290/eejtr.2019.03.02.05
ISSN: 2544-9214
e-ISSN: 2544-9737
metadata.dc.identifier.orcid: 0000-0002-8603-7538
Typ Dokumentu: Article
Występuje w kolekcji(ach):Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations, 2019, Vol. 3, No. 2

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