RE: AB (termination of pregnancy)[2019] EWA CIV 1215: ‘wishes and feelings’ under the mental capacity act 2005

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Cherkassky, L. 2020. RE: AB (termination of pregnancy)[2019] EWA CIV 1215: ‘wishes and feelings’ under the mental capacity act 2005. Medical Law Review. https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwaa009
AuthorsCherkassky, L.
Abstract

In Re: AB (Termination of Pregnancy), the Court of Appeal was asked to consider an assumption made about the future living arrangements of a pregnant patient, and the weight to be ascribed to her wishes and feelings when she had no real understanding of her predicament. This commentary explores the importance of taking into account the perspective of the patient, even if suffering from a mental disorder, and it will analyse the existing common law to show that the weaker the ability of the patient to form her own wishes and feelings, the more appropriate it would be to rely on the remaining evidence.

Keywordspregnancy, abortion, induced, best interest standard, feelings
Year2020
JournalMedical Law Review
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN0967-0742
1464-3790
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwaa009
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625151
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hdl:10545/625151
Publication dates15 Jun 2020
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Deposited04 Sep 2020, 10:35
Accepted15 Mar 2020
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