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[Analysis of the ethical consequences of the new proposed mental health legislation (Mental Health Bill 2004) for England and Wales]

P Lepping
Das Gesundheitswesen 2005, 67 (10): 726-8
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The article examines the ethical consequences of the new Mental Health Act for England and Wales. Particular emphasis is put on the apparent ethical shift from rights-based principles to utilitarian principles. This shift is particularly evident in the proposed provision for compulsory community treatment and with regards to patients with dangerous and severe personality disorders.

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