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Human rights.

Macpherson, Scott; Warrender, Dan



David B. Cooper

Jo Cooper


Human rights are the fundamental rights and freedoms that belong to everyone, everywhere throughout their lifespan, by virtue of being human. They apply regardless of a person's thoughts, beliefs or behavours and cannot be permanently removed, though there are som circumstances under which they can be restricted, including when a person commits a crime or when they are detained under mental health legislation. Human rights are based on values such as dignity, respect, equality and authonomby and are enshrined in law.


MACPHERSON, S. and WARRENDER, D. 2019. Human rights. In Cooper, D.B. and Cooper, J. (eds.) Palliative care within mental health: ethical practice. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 8, pages 91-109. Available from:

Online Publication Date Sep 4, 2018
Publication Date Sep 11, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 26, 2018
Publicly Available Date Sep 5, 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Pages 91-109
Book Title Palliative care within mental health: ethical practice
Chapter Number Chapter 8
ISBN 9781138609815
Keywords Human rights; Entitlements; Vulnerable people; Mental health; Safeguards
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