Not so new directions in the law of consent? Examining Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board.

@article{Farrell2016NotSN,
  title={Not so new directions in the law of consent? Examining Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board.},
  author={Anne Maree Farrell and Margaret R Brazier},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={85-8}
}
This paper examines the UK Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, which deals with consent and information disclosure in medical treatment and care. It signaled a move away from a 'doctor knows best' approach to one that focuses on disclosing information to which particular patients would attach significance. Notwithstanding concerns about increased litigation and loss of professional autonomy, the reality is that the decision will make little difference to healthcare… CONTINUE READING
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