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Force-feeding anorexics a human rights issue – UQ PhD candidate

14 Sep 2016

Anorexic patients should be allowed to refuse treatment if they are assessed as having capacity to make that decision, according to University of Queensland Law PhD candidate who won a recent faculty-level competition to pitch his thesis topic in a three minute pitch.

Sam Boyle, PhD candidate from the TC Beirne School of Law, was both the winner and a People’s Choice winner of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Three Minute Thesis competition on Friday for presentation: Capacity and treatment refusal: How law does and should deal with adults with anorexia nervosa who refuse treatment.

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