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    The autonomous right of competent adults to decide what happens to their own body and the corresponding right to consent to or refuse medical treatment are cornerstones of modern health care. For minors the situation is not so clear cut. Since the well-known case of Gillick, mature children under the age of 16 can agree to proposed medical treatment. However, those under the age of 18 do not enjoy any corresponding right to refuse medical treatment. Can this separation of the right to agree to t…Read more
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    How does front‐line staff feel about the quality and accessibility of mental health services for adults with learning disabilities?
    with Abraham P. George, Daniel Pope, and Francine Watkins
    Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (1): 196-198. 2011.
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    Exploring clinical wisdom in nursing education
    with A. McKie, F. Baguley, C. Guthrie, C. Jackson, P. Kirkpatrick, A. Laing, R. Taylor, and P. Wimpenny
    Nursing Ethics 19 (2): 252-267. 2012.
    The recent interest in wisdom in professional health care practice is explored in this article. Key features of wisdom are identified via consideration of certain classical, ancient and modern sources. Common themes are discussed in terms of their contribution to ‘clinical wisdom’ itself and this is reviewed against the nature of contemporary nursing education. The distinctive features of wisdom (recognition of contextual factors, the place of the person and timeliness) may enable their signific…Read more