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Consent to treatment and people with learning disabilities

  • John Hillery, David Tomkin (a1), Adam McAuley (a2), Verena Keane (a3) and Mary Staines (a4)...
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UCD Centre for the Study of Developmental Disabilities and Consultant Psychiatrist, Stewart's Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, Ireland.

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Consent to treatment and people with learning disabilities

  • John Hillery, David Tomkin (a1), Adam McAuley (a2), Verena Keane (a3) and Mary Staines (a4)...

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