The Autonomy of Others: Reflections on the Rise and Rise of Patient Choice in Contemporary Medical Law
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The author, Laurie, provides an account of the writings of Professor (Emiritus) of Forensic Medicine and Honorary Fellow, Professor J Kenyon Mason. In this chapter, an extract from Professor Mason's Festschrift, Laurie focusses specifically on Mason's writings on personal autonomy within the field of Medical Law. It draws on a retrospective of cases, of significance in Mason's writings, and considers what the implications are for the future of medical law.