Potentially incapable patients objecting to treatment: doctors' powers and duties

Kerri Eagle and Christopher J Ryan
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00857
Published online: 1 September 2014

In reply: The answer to Dignam's apparently rhetorical question about using “one of the Acts . . . with all the inherent clumsiness that entails” is known and relatively straightforward.

  • 1 Department of Psychiatry, Justice Health, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Discipline of Psychiatry and Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


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  • 1. F v West Berkshire Health Authority [1990] 2 AC 1.


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