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By Alasdair Maclean

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Alasdair Maclean analyses the moral foundation for consent to clinical therapy, offering either an intensive reconsideration of the moral concerns and a close exam of English legislation. Importantly, the research is given a context via situating consent on the centre of the healthcare professional-patient courting. this enables the advance of a relational version that balances the enterprise of the 2 events with their tasks that come up from that courting. That relational version is then used to critique the present felony law of consent. To finish, Alasdair Maclean considers the long run improvement of the legislations and contrasts the version of relational consent with Neil Manson and Onora O'Neill's contemporary thought for a version of real consent.

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Informed Consent, pp. 18–19, 22–4. Mill, ‘On Liberty’, pp. 8–9. 87 Levi, Respecting Patient Autonomy, p. 24. ’, 107. The limits of autonomy 29 knowledge and understanding. 89 I have argued that autonomy has both intrinsic and instrumental value. The instrumental value of autonomy justifies respecting those decisions that are either autonomous or at least not significantly harmful to the individual. The difficult decisions are those irrational decisions that may significantly impair the person’s future autonomy.

10–11. A stronger version of the setback to interests definition of harm, limits the interests to ‘vital ones’: H. Hayry, The Limits of Medical Paternalism (London: Routledge, 1991), p. 21. 32 Autonomy It might be argued that A’s wife does have quite a strong claim – arising out of their relationship – requiring that A accepts the necessary treatment to prevent the disability. However, for state coercion to be justified it would need to be clearly established that such a claim would be created when entering into such a relationship.

22. A. Maclean, ‘Consent and sensibility’ (2005) 4 International Journal of Ethics 31. The nature of autonomy 11 mean that it is unlikely that the debate will ever be fully resolved in favour of one conception over another. This is not, however, a problem. 8 The caveat is, of course, that unless we are content with incoherent and inconsistent rules, the law, and indeed professional ethical guidelines, must choose one version over another. This choice will not be fixed for all time, but will be subject to the continuing critique of others with differing views.

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