Sylvie Delacroix, ‘Professional Responsibility: Conceptual Rescue and Plea for Reform’

ABSTRACT
For as long as knowledge asymmetry continues to be deemed the defining characteristic of the lay-professional relationship, the courts’ delineation of obligations meant to address lay vulnerability will too frequently end up compounding the layperson’s non-epistemic, ‘sense of self’ vulnerability. The proposed re-conceptualisation of professional responsibility calls for reform on several fronts: among these, an expanded ‘duty to consult’ (beyond do-not-resuscitate-orders) is uniquely placed as a justiciable criterion capable of addressing such a situational, ‘sense of self’ vulnerability.

Sylvie Delacroix, Professional Responsibility: Conceptual Rescue and Plea for Reform, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, https://doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqab010. Published: 18 June 2021.

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