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Warning: health ‘choices’ can kill

Margaret Flynn (Department of Psychiatry of Disability, St George's Hospital Medical School and Department of Mental Health and Learning Disability, Sheffield University)
Kirsty Keywood (School of Law, University of Manchester)
Sara Fovargue (School of Law, University of Lancaster)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 1 February 2003



The White Paper Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century, is shaped by the principles of Legal and Civil Rights, Independence, Choice and Inclusion. These principles are laudable, but this paper argues that in matters of health that are not within the experiences of adults with learning disabilities, a duty of care should override the elusive mantra of ‘choice’.



Flynn, M., Keywood, K. and Fovargue, S. (2003), "Warning: health ‘choices’ can kill", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 30-34.




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