Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

The Different Faces of Autonomy

Patient Autonomy in Ethical Theory and Hospital Practice

Authors: Schermer, Maartje

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Patient autonomy is a much discussed and debated subject in medical ethics, as well as in healthcare practice, medical law, and healthcare policy. This book provides a detailed and nuanced analysis of both the concept of autonomy and the principle of respect for autonomy, in an accessible style. The unique feature of this book is that it combines empirical research into hospital practice with thorough philosophical analyses. As such, it is an example of a new movement in applied ethics, that of 'empirical ethics'.

The key themes are informed consent and medical decision making, personal well-being, competence, paternalism and decision making for incompetent patients. Much attention is also devoted to autonomy in non-decision making situations - patient control over small everyday aspects of care, authenticity and existential aspects of illness, autonomy and the 'ethics of care', and the relationship between autonomy and trust in the physician-patient relationship.

This book will be of interest to those working or studying in the field of medical ethics and applied ethics but also to healthcare professionals and health policy makers.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Different Faces of Autonomy
Book Subtitle
Patient Autonomy in Ethical Theory and Hospital Practice
Authors
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9972-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9972-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0984-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6161-4
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 212
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