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Ethicists and practitioners in collaboration on capacity.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLG6-CT-2001-00037

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 438 202

  • EU contribution

    € 438 202

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

Objective

EPICC responds to concerns in several European countries about assessment of the capacity of cognitively impaired people to consent to treatment. The project aims to apply new edictal approaches to the assessment of decision-making capacity to three areas of mental health practice - old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and adult mental health care-taking three relevant ethical approaches - narrative ethics, hermeneutic ethics and feminist ethics. These approaches share a concern with situating the person in relationship, and may offer alternatives to the individualistic, cognitive models of capacity, which have predominated. Through a series of five workshops, bringing together practitioners with experts in ethics and law, the project will develop an inventory of existing legal frameworks and instruments for capacity assessment and 'protocols for protocols' to aid mental health care professionals in making responsible capacity assessments. The model of subsidiary evolved for the successful BIOMED-2 project EBEPE and utilised again for TEMPE of devolving workshop co-ordination to associate partners, under guidance of a steering group, will be followed, further strengthening pan-European networks of ethical expertise.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT

Address

Universiteitssingel 50
6200 Maastricht

Netherlands

Participants (1)

MIDLAND BAKERY ENGINEERS LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLG6-CT-2001-00037

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 438 202

  • EU contribution

    € 438 202

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT

Netherlands