Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics / Edition 1

Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics / Edition 1

by Onora O'Neill
     
 

O'Neill (principal, Newnham College, Cambridge, UK) first delivered this material as the 2001 U. of Edinburgh Gifford lectures. The twin concerns of autonomy and trust are examined in connection with medical ethics, the doctor-patient relationship (and its changes in recent decades), notions of morality based on Mill and Kant and their influence in definitions of… See more details below

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O'Neill (principal, Newnham College, Cambridge, UK) first delivered this material as the 2001 U. of Edinburgh Gifford lectures. The twin concerns of autonomy and trust are examined in connection with medical ethics, the doctor-patient relationship (and its changes in recent decades), notions of morality based on Mill and Kant and their influence in definitions of autonomy, and current understanding of autonomy as equivalent to individual independence. These definitions are then used to suggest a new definition of patient autonomy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894531
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Gifford Lectures, #2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
796,259
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Frontispiece
1Gaining autonomy and losing trust?1
2Autonomy, individuality and consent28
3'Reproductive autonomy' and new technologies49
4Principled autonomy73
5Principled autonomy and genetic technologies96
6The quest for trustworthiness118
7Trust and the limits of consent141
8Trust and communication: the media and bioethics165
Bibliography193
Institutional bibliography203
Index207

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