Who Decides? pp 133-136 | Cite as

Consent and Competence

A Commentary on Szasz and Macklin
  • James L. Stiver
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Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)

Abstract

In his “Dissenting View,” Thomas Szasz makes two main points about the right to refuse treatment: it “makes no sense” to say that psychiatric patients have such a right, and it is a deceptive thing to say.

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