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The practice of autonomy : patients, doctors, and medical decisions

Author: Carl Schneider
Publisher: New York : Oxford Unviersity Press, 1998.
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Exploring what patients do want gives direction to the author's inquiry into what they should want. What patients want, he believes, is properly more complex and ambiguous than being "empowered." In this book he charts that ambiguity to take the autonomy principle past current pieties into the uncertain realities of the sick room and the hospital ward. The Practice of Autonomy is a sympathetic but trenchant study of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schneider, Carl, 1948-
Practice of autonomy.
New York : Oxford Unviersity Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607101167
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Schneider
ISBN: 0195113977 9780195113976
OCLC Number: 38281401
Description: xxii, 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Medical decisions in the age of informed consent --
The autonomy paradigm --
Patients' preferences about autonomy --
The reluctant patient : can abjuring autonomy make sense? --
How can they think that? : of information, control, and complexity --
Reconsidering autonomy : evaluating the arguments for mandatory autonomy --
Beyond the reluctant patient : autonomy in new times
Responsibility: Carl E. Schneider.
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This book approaches ethical and legal issues in medicine from the patient's viewpoint and argues that many patients do not want the full burden of decision making that contemporary bioethics has  Read more...

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