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Commentary on 'Competence in chronic mental illness: the relevance of practical wisdom'

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As this interesting paper well brings out, the assessment of competence to make decisions can be especially difficult in cases of adult mental illness. The paper revolves around two such cases, both involving OCD. Jack realises his symptoms are peculiar, but resists admission to a psychiatric unit because he prefers not changing his way of life. Later, deep brain stimulation is of some therapeutic benefit, but he is now considering discontinuing treatment. Mary decides to stop treatment based...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
43
Issue:
6
Pages:
381
Publication date:
2016-05-10
Acceptance date:
2016-04-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Pmid:
27165842
Language:
English
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pubs:629639
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uuid:f7979315-b60b-405a-b74c-f943a1f890dd
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pubs:629639
Source identifiers:
629639
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2018-04-13

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