Beneficence Today, or Autonomy (Maybe) Tomorrow?

TitleBeneficence Today, or Autonomy (Maybe) Tomorrow?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsElger, BS, Chevrolet, J-C
JournalHastings Center Report
PublisherHastings Center
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00930334
Accession Number3378390
KeywordsCARING , DECISION , Medical , Patients
AbstractA 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.
NotesSource 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
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