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Article: Persons in a Comatose or Vegetative State: Including them as Mentally Incapacitated Persons in the Mental Health Ordinance

TitlePersons in a Comatose or Vegetative State: Including them as Mentally Incapacitated Persons in the Mental Health Ordinance
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2007, v. 37 n. 3, p. 761-774 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong's report, released in August 2006, on Substitute Decision-Making and Advance Directives in Relation to Medical Treatment recommends, inter alia, that the definition of a 'mentally incapacitated person' in the Mental Health Ordinance be expanded to include persons who are in a coma or vegetative state. This paper examines some of the issues which the Report considers as the basis for this recommendation and the problems associated with the recommendation. The author argues that although the Report addresses some key concerns, it omits other important considerations. The author concludes with a suggestion that the issue of decision making in relation to medical treatment, and other related issues, be examined again in the near future.
DescriptionAnalysis
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74711
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:04:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:04:09Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2007, v. 37 n. 3, p. 761-774en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74711-
dc.descriptionAnalysis-
dc.description.abstractThe Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong's report, released in August 2006, on Substitute Decision-Making and Advance Directives in Relation to Medical Treatment recommends, inter alia, that the definition of a 'mentally incapacitated person' in the Mental Health Ordinance be expanded to include persons who are in a coma or vegetative state. This paper examines some of the issues which the Report considers as the basis for this recommendation and the problems associated with the recommendation. The author argues that although the Report addresses some key concerns, it omits other important considerations. The author concludes with a suggestion that the issue of decision making in relation to medical treatment, and other related issues, be examined again in the near future.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePersons in a Comatose or Vegetative State: Including them as Mentally Incapacitated Persons in the Mental Health Ordinanceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=37&issue=3&spage=761&epage=774&date=2007&atitle=Persons+in+a+Comatose+or+Vegetative+State:+Including+them+as+Mentally+Incapacitated+Persons+in+the+Mental+Health+Ordinanceen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLiu, A: athena@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros150955en_HK
dc.identifier.volume37-
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