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Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish HealthcareConfronting complexities$
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Mary Donnelly and Claire Murray

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719099465

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.001.0001

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Older people, human rights, law and policy

Older people, human rights, law and policy

(p.101) 7 Older people, human rights, law and policy
Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare

Mary Keys

Manchester University Press

This chapter identifies the area of decision-making as central to the protection of older people. It addresses the recognition of legal capacity as a central issue to avoid choices being ignored and not respected. The chapter discusses some of the law and policy reforms necessary to meet international human rights standards, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the European Convention on Human Rights. Lessons from research in other jurisdictions are highlighted to avoid the pitfalls identified from similar law reform elsewhere.

Keywords:   Older people, Human rights, Decision-making, Legal capacity, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, European Convention on Human Rights

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