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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discipline of Psychiatry and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in MedicineUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryWestmead HospitalWestmeadAustralia

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