- Legal Parameters of Informed Consent Applied to Electroconvulsive Therapy
Past attempts by policy experts and scholars to synthesize the legal policy considerations behind a general limited right to refuse treatment and specific legislative efforts to regulate the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have met with considerable controversy, confrontation, and misunderstanding. It will be argued on the basis of the following legal analysis that the parameters of the law of informed consent and substituted decisionmaking, as articulated in the leading court decisions and state legislation, provide a reasonable framework upon which to develop sound policy judgments about the right to refuse electroconvulsive therapy.
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- The Error Manual
Human Error is often described as a cause of accidents. The Error Manual is a free download to the companion Human Error: Causes and Control. The publications are intended to provide a methodology for evaluating and preventing human error.
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