Consent, Capacity and Human Rights for Older Women with Anorexia Nervosa
EATING DISORDERS IN ADULT WOMEN, J. Fuch, ed., Ch. 6, Nova Science, NY, 2008
21 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2008
Date Written: November, 25 2008
Typically anorexia nervosa is diagnosed as a condition of teenage girls where the rates of mortality and morbidity are very high and recovery rates very low. This chapter discusses the condition as experienced in Australia by older women who have either lived with anorexia during adolescence and as young women or who have been diagnosed later in life. The discussion traverses issues of consent to treatment or its refusal, capacity to provide consent, and the application of human right protections arising from various human rights instruments.
Keywords: Anorexia nervosa, consent to treatment, capacity, right to refuse treatment, human rights principles
JEL Classification: K10, K30, K32
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