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Practice of Autonomy Patients, Doctors, and Medical Decisions

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ISBN-10: 0195113977

ISBN-13: 9780195113976

Edition: 1998

Authors: Carl E. Schneider

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This is a book written across the grain of contemporary ethics, where the principle of autonomy has triumphed.It is an attempt to see the law of medicine, the principles of bioethics, and the encounter between doctor and patient from the patient's point of view. While Schneider agrees that many patients now want to make their own medical decisions, and virtually all want to be treated with dignity and solicitude, he argues that most do not want to assume the full burden of decision-making that some bioethicists and lawyers have thrust upon them. What patients want, according to Schneider, is more ambiguous, complicated, and ambivalent than being "empowered." In this book he tries to chart…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.50" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Autonomy Paradigm
Patients Preferences About Autonomy: The Empirical Evidence
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