Some ethical tradeoffs in mental health legislation and practice.

Nikhil Govind

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Abstract

An examination of the intersection of legal and medical discourses, particularly in the realm of mental health legislation, provides a rich opportunity to clarify fundamental ethical conflicts. This essay studies one such legal discourse, the draft amendments to the Mental Health Act (1987), to demonstrate that the realm of ethical decision-making is constrained not only by pragmatic administrative, training and financial issues but also by the very contradictions that are necessarily at the heart of any ethically conducted project, however well intentioned and reasoned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalIndian journal of medical ethics
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2012

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