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Respecting Patient Autonomy
     

Respecting Patient Autonomy

by Benjamin H. Levi
 

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Anyone who has entered a doctor's office has seen how imbalances in power, knowledge, and social and professional roles can interfere with health care, especially with patients' autonomy in making decisions about their own medical treatment.

How should medical decisions be reached? What role should ethical principles play in making such decisions? What are the

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Anyone who has entered a doctor's office has seen how imbalances in power, knowledge, and social and professional roles can interfere with health care, especially with patients' autonomy in making decisions about their own medical treatment.

How should medical decisions be reached? What role should ethical principles play in making such decisions? What are the implications of respecting patients' autonomous decisions? In pursuit of answers to these fundamental questions, Benjamin H Levi provides a model for respecting personal autonomy and demonstrates how adult patients should be treated by health care providers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252067495
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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