Choosing Life, Choosing Death: The Tyranny of Autonomy in Medical Ethics and Law
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Since the 1960s we have moved rapidly from a “doctor-knows-best” society which in which medical paternalism -- such as withholding information from patients “for their benefit” -- was common, towards a society which celebrates patients’ rights to make informed decisions about their care. In Choosing Life, Choosing Death, <span class='Hi'>Charles</span> Foster mounts a polemic against the current enthusiasm for respect for autonomy in medical ethics and law.
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