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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

5 - Medical Law and the Relational Self

Summary

This chapter considers how adopting a model of the relational self might impact on medical law. In particular, it considers how the issues of ownership of bodies and bodily material; the concept of mental capacity; the law's understanding of best interests; and the notion of personhood would be affected by understanding the self in a relational way.