Self-Determination in Health Care: A Property Approach to the Protection of Patients' Rights

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It is generally accepted in legal and bioethical discourse that the patient has a right to self-determination. In practice though, this is often not the case. Paternalism is waning and it is increasingly recognised that there are values other than medical factors which determine the choices that patients make. Unfortunately, these developments have not resulted in huge advances for patient self-determination, which is largely because the consent model has fundamental flaws that constrain its effectiveness. This book sets ...

Self-determination in Health Care: A Property Approach to the Protection of Patients' Rights 2015, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472461988

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