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Not ‘us’ and ‘them’: towards a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability (2018)
Journal Article
Bielby, P. (2019). Not ‘us’ and ‘them’: towards a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability. International journal of law in context, 15(1), 51-67. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552318000149

In this article, I develop the basis of a normative legal theory of mental health vulnerability. In Section 1, I conceptualise mental health vulnerability by integrating a universal understanding of vulnerability with a subjective-evaluative, psychos... Read More

Experts, rights and precaution (2012)
Journal Article
Bielby, P., & Ward, T. (2012). Experts, rights and precaution. Web journal of current legal issues, 2012(5),

In this article, we offer an account of the epistemological and moral principles that should govern decisions where judges and other official decision-makers are asked to authorize courses of action which would amount to a violation of someone's righ... Read More

Ulysses arrangements in psychiatric treatment : towards proposals for their use based on 'sharing' legal capacity (2012)
Journal Article
Bielby, P. (2014). Ulysses arrangements in psychiatric treatment : towards proposals for their use based on 'sharing' legal capacity. Health Care Analysis, 22(2), 114-142. doi:10.1007/s10728-012-0215-2

A ‘Ulysses arrangement' (UA) is an agreement where a patient may arrange for psychiatric treatment or non-treatment to occur at a later stage when she expects to change her mind. In this article, I focus on ‘competence-insensitive' UAs, which raise t... Read More