Coercive interventions in law and medicine: setting the scene

Claire Spivakovsky, Kate Seear, Adrian Carter

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This chapter reflects on the diverse range of coercive medico-legal interventions that have been introduced over time in relation to people deemed to be unable to make competent decisions about their health, such as minors, people with mental illness, disability and/or problematic alcohol or drug use. The chapter also outlines the orientation and structure of the collection as a whole and in its four separate parts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationLaw, Medicine and Society
EditorsClaire Spivakovsky, Kate Seear, Adrian Carter
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315158693
ISBN (Print)9781138067370
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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