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Beneficence Today, or Autonomy (Maybe) Tomorrow?
|Title||Beneficence Today, or Autonomy (Maybe) Tomorrow?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Elger, Bernice S., and Chevrolet Jean-Claude|
|Journal||Hastings Center Report|
|Type of Article||Article|
|Keywords||CARING , DECISION , Medical , Patients|
A case study focusing on considering the autonomy of patients in making treatment decisions. A woman is admitted to the hospital and found to have a tumor in her throat that is incurable, and the doctors debate whether to wake the woman from her sedated state to discuss treatment options, though she is likely to be in quite a bit of pain, or should they make treatment decisions on her behalf. Case in point; Principle of autonomy; Conditions for autonomous choice.
Source Info: Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p18; Subject Term: MEDICAL care; Subject Term: PATIENTS; Subject Term: CARING; Subject Term: DECISION making; Number of Pages: 2p; Document Type: Article