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dc.contributor.authorPeart, Nicola
dc.date.available2019-04-29T21:02:02Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.identifier.citationPeart, NS, Compulsory Caesarian Section. New Zealand Law Journal, pp 397-398 (1998).en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/9269
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the English Court of Appeal case R v Collins, which set aside a High Court order that authorized a compulsory caesarian section on a pregnant woman against her express wishes. The author analyses the decision and considers its implications in New Zealand with regard to patient autonomy. The article concludes that, while a case like R v Collins seems unlikely in New Zealand, it is nonetheless a salutary warning to health professionals that no matter how unreasonable patients’ decisions may be, their right to refuse medical treatment is sacrosanct unless they lack the necessary competence at the time of making that decision.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherLexis Nexisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofNew Zealand Law Journalen_NZ
dc.subjectBioethicsen_NZ
dc.subjectBiology and the lawen_NZ
dc.subjectPatient autonomyen_NZ
dc.subjectMedical treatmenten_NZ
dc.subjectHealth lawen_NZ
dc.titleCompulsory Caesarian Sectionen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-04-29T02:31:12Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage398en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage397en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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