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Bioethics Seminar: Hard capacity cases - an English perspective and a plea for help

Alex Ruck Keene, a practising English barrister and academic specialising in mental capacity law, will present preliminary results of research into the way in which the Court of Protection seeks to address difficult capacity cases in England and Wales.

The research is part of a multi-jurisdictional project - including Scotland and New Zealand - looking at what makes some decisions regarding mental capacity hard, and seeking to develop educational interventions to assist psychiatrists and others sensibly to answer the complex questions that arise in this area. One aim of the workshop is to solicit interest amongst both psychiatrist and lawyers for recruitment into the second - interview - stage of the research starting in 2018.

Alex Ruck Keene, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

Date Monday, 7 August 2017
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentBioethics Centre
LocationBioethics Seminar Room, Level one, 71 Frederick Street (entry on Frederick Street) Dunedin. Also video-linked Christchurch and Wellington.

Contact NameBioethics Centre
Contact Phone64 3 471 6120

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