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Summary Given its popularity in contemporary philosophy, it is not surprising that autonomy is discussed often in applied ethics.  Many believe that in medical ethics, for one example, doctors and other medical practitioners must always protect and respect their patient's autonomy.  Others insist that patients can't really have (very much) autonomy in a medical setting since the power and knowledge difference between they and the practitioners is so extensive.  Given these sorts of thoughts, it is not only Kantian applied ethicists that show concern with this central value.  Moreover, it is not only in medical ethics, but also in legal ethics, military ethics, and elsewhere that the value is important.  Interestingly, it is now also a moral issue whether robots can be autonomous in any sense that matters for their ethical use.  (We already use robots that are "autonomous" in the weak sense that they can perform their programmed events without anyone commanding then, once they are turned on.)
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  1. Is It Ethical to Do Dialysis But Not Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation? &Na - 2011 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 13 (2):53-54.
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  2. Minors' Rights in Medical Decision Making. &Na - 2007 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 9 (3):105-106.
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  3. When Parents Refuse Treatment for Their Child. &Na - 2006 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 8 (1):10-11.
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  4. Advance Practice Registered Nurse Intended Actions Toward Patient-Directed Dying. &Na - 2013 - Jona’s Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 15 (2):89-90.
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  5. Informed Consent. &Na - 2013 - Jonaʼs Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 15 (4):145-146.
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  6. A Review of Basic Patient Rights in Psychiatric Care. [REVIEW] &Na - 2010 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 12 (4):126-127.
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  7. Do Psychiatric Advance Directives Protect Autonomy? &Na - 2008 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 10 (1):25-26.
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  8. The Patient Self-Determination Act. &Na - 2007 - Jona's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation 9 (4):132-133.
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  9. Who Chooses Non‐Public Schools for Their Children?Philip Q. Yang * & Nihan Kayaardi - 2004 - Educational Studies 30 (3):231-249.
    Using the pooled 1998?2000 GSS data, this study examines what kinds of parents tend to select non?public schools for their children, a question that is fundamental but lacks direct, adequate answers in the literature. The results of logistic regression analysis show that religion, socio?economic status, age, nativity, number of children and region play significant roles in parental choice of religious schools, but race, gender, urban residence and family composition make no difference. Parental socio?economic status is a key factor in determining (...)
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  10. Legalization and Islamic Bioethical Perspectives on Prenatal Diagnosis and Advanced Uses of Pre Implantation Genetic Diagnosis in Saudi Arabia.Hanan A. Sultan - 2013 - Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics 1 (S1).
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  11. Living Life Laser-Focused: A Young Man Forced To Be Both Doctor and Patient.Minicozzi A. & Fajgenbaum D. - 2015 - Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics 6 (6).
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  12. Nurses' Perceptions of Patient Participation in Hemodialysis Treatment.E. M. Aasen, M. Kvangarsnes & K. Heggen - 2012 - Nursing Ethics 19 (3):419-430.
    The aim of this study is to explore how nurses perceive patient participations of patients over 75 years old undergoing hemodialysis treatment in dialysis units, and of their next of kin. Ten nurses told stories about what happened in the dialysis units. These stories were analyzed with critical discourse analysis. Three discursive practices are found: (1) the nurses’ power and control; (2) sharing power with the patient; and (3) transferring power to the next of kin. The first and the predominant (...)
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  13. Women's Autonomy and Unintended Pregnancies in the Philippines.Teresa Abada & Eric Y. Tenkorang - 2012 - Journal of Biosocial Science 44 (6):703-718.
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  14. Overindulgence: The Nemesis of Happiness.George Abaunza - 2009 - Veritas: Revista de Filosofia da PUCRS 54 (1):69-88.
    This article brings to light some of the characteristics of the pervasive parental overpermissiveness and hyper-protectionism that unfortunately have made their way into our culture. With the aid of philosophers of education, such as Locke, Rousseau, and Dewey, I expose the corrosive effects that parental overindulgence has on the potential happiness of those in their charge, as well as on those who share their social space. As these philosophers warned long ago, by overindulging their desires, parents either overextend their children’s (...)
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  15. Huckstering in the Classroom: Limits to Corporate Social Responsibility. [REVIEW]G. J. M. Abbarno - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 32 (2):179 - 189.
    The familiar issue of corporate social responsibility takes on a new topic. Added to the list of concerns from affirmative action and environmental integrity is their growing contributions to education. At first glance, the efforts may appear to be ordinary gestures of communal good will in terms of providing computers, sponsoring book covers, and interactive materials provided by Scholastic Magazine. A closer view reveals a targeted market of student life who are vulnerable to commercials placed in these formats. Among the (...)
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  16. On the Principle of Any Domination. Aristotle's Reasons Why Slavery is by Nature and for the Better.Giampaolo Abbate - 2012 - Astrolabio: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 13:1-16.
    Aristotle�s account on natural slavery is neither misleading nor paradoxical, but plausible even though controversial, unlike many commentators think of. On his view natural masters are essentially the virtuous people, viz. those who have been perfected in their process of growing, and natural slaves are essentially the vicious people, viz. those who have been injured or corrupted in some way in their growing up so as to suffer from a lack of autonomous practical rationality. Of course, many barbarians are in (...)
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  17. A Compatible Defense of Respect for Autonomy and Medical Paternalism in the Context of Mental Capacity on the Grounds of Authenticity.Rosalind Abdool - unknown
    Respect for autonomy has become the guiding principle at the forefront of health-care decision-making. In an attempt to preserve this principle, patients can be neglected to make decisions for themselves during times when they cannot make fully capable decisions. Under certain circumstances, it is necessary to have others assist a patient in making decisions that may have a significant impact on the patient’s life and, will ultimately, respect the patient's prior expressed capable wishes and values. This thesis aims to provide (...)
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  18. Disclosure of Terminal Illness to Patients and Families: Diversity of Governing Codes in 14 Islamic Countries.H. E. Abdulhameed, M. M. Hammami & E. A. Hameed Mohamed - 2011 - Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (8):472-475.
    Background The consistency of codes governing disclosure of terminal illness to patients and families in Islamic countries has not been studied until now. Objectives To review available codes on disclosure of terminal illness in Islamic countries. Data source and extraction Data were extracted through searches on Google and PubMed. Codes related to disclosure of terminal illness to patients or families were abstracted, and then classified independently by the three authors. Data synthesis Codes for 14 Islamic countries were located. Five codes (...)
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  19. A Case Report The Understanding of Bioethics: Truth-Telling to Patients of Cancer in Pakistani Perspective.Amir Abdullah - 2015 - Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics 6 (3).
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  20. Culture and the Principles of Biomedical Ethics.Kólá Abímbólá - 2013 - Journal of Commercial Biotechnology 19 (3):31-39.
    This paper examines the roles of culture in the principles of biomedical ethics. Drawing on examples from African, Navajo and Western cultures, the paper maintains that various elements of culture are indispensable to the application of the principles of biomedical ethics.
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  21. Two Women with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Caregivers: Conflicting Normative Expectations.Tineke A. Abma, Barth Oeseburg, Guy Am Widdershoven, Minke Goldsteen & Marian A. Verkerk - 2005 - Nursing Ethics 12 (5):479-492.
    It is not uncommon that nurses are unable to meet the normative expectations of chronically ill patients. The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate Walker’s expressive-collaborative view of morality to interpret the normative expectations of two women with multiple sclerosis. Both women present themselves as autonomous persons who make their own choices, but who also have to rely on others for many aspects of their lives, for example, to find a new balance between work and social contacts (...)
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  22. Responsibilities in Elderly Care: Mr Powell's Narrative of Duty and Relations.Tineke Abma, Anne Bruijn, Tinie Kardol, Jos Schols & Guy Widdershoven - 2012 - Bioethics 26 (1):22-31.
    In Western countries a considerable number of older people move to a residential home when their health declines. Institutionalization often results in increased dependence, inactivity and loss of identity or self-worth (dignity). This raises the moral question as to how older, institutionalized people can remain autonomous as far as continuing to live in line with their own values is concerned. Following Walker's meta-ethical framework on the assignment of responsibilities, we suggest that instead of directing all older people towards more autonomy (...)
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  23. Measuring Patients’ Experiences of Respect and Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study.Hanan Aboumatar, Mary Catherine Beach, Ting Yang, Emily Branyon, Lindsay Forbes & Jeremy Sugarman - 2015 - Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 5 (1A):69A-84A.
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  24. Three Stages of Medical Dialogue.Henry Abramovitch & Eliezer Schwartz - 1996 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 17 (2).
    The negative consequences of physicians' failure to establish and maintain personal relationships with patients are at the heart of the humanistic crisis in medicine. To resolve this crisis, a new model of doctor-patient interaction is proposed, based on the ideas of Martin Buber's philosophy of dialogue. This model shows how the physican may successfully combine the personal (I-Thou) and impersonal (I-It) aspects of medicine in three stages. These Three Stages of Medical Dialogue include:1. An Initial Personal Meeting stage, which initiates (...)
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  25. Medical Ethics and the Two Dogmas of Liberalism.Terrence F. Ackerman - 1984 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 5 (1).
    Two dogmas of liberalism in the therapeutic setting are challenged: (1) that patients have a ready-made ability to act autonomously; and (2) that non-intervention by physicians is the best strategy for protecting the autonomy of patients. Recognition of the impact of illness upon autonomous behavior forms the basis of this challenge. It is suggested that autonomy is better conceived as a process of personal growth by which patients become better able to overcome the disruptive effects of illness. The physician is (...)
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  26. Moral Duties of Parents and Nontherapeutic Clinical Research Procedures Involving Children.Terrence F. Ackerman - 1980 - Bioethics Quarterly 2 (2):94-111.
    Shared views regarding the moral respect which is owed to children in family life are used as a guide in determining the moral permissibility of nontherapeutic clinical research procedures involving children. The comparison suggests that it is not appropriate to seek assent from the preadolescent child. The analogy with interventions used in family life is similarly employed to specify the permissible limit of risk to which children may be exposed in nontherapeutic research procedures. The analysis indicates that recent writers misconceive (...)
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  27. Capacity, Consent, and Selection Bias in a Study of Delirium.D. Adamis - 2005 - Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (3):137-143.
    Objectives: To investigate whether different methods of obtaining informed consent affected recruitment to a study of delirium in older, medically ill hospital inpatients.Design: Open randomised study.Setting: Acute medical service for older people in an inner city teaching hospital.Participants: Patients 70 years or older admitted to the unit within three days of hospital admission randomised into two groups.Intervention: Attempted recruitment of subjects to a study of the natural history of delirium. This was done by either a formal test of capacity, followed (...)
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  28. Justice for Children: Autonomy Development and the State.Harry Adams - 2008 - State University of New York Press.
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  29. Searching for the Roots of Health Promotion.Lee Adams & Ewan Armstrong - 1996 - Health Care Analysis 4 (2):112-119.
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  30. Moral Autonomy in Australian Legislation and Military Doctrine.Richard Adams - 2013 - Ethics and Global Politics 6 (3):135-154.
    "Australian legislation and military doctrine stipulate that soldiers ‘subjugate their will’ to" "government, and fight in any war the government declares. Neither legislation nor doctrine enables the conscience of soldiers. Together, provisions of legislation and doctrine seem to take soldiers for granted. And, rather than strengthening the military instrument, the convention of legislation and doctrine seems to weaken the democratic foundations upon which the military may be shaped as a force for justice. Denied liberty of their conscience, soldiers are denied (...)
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  31. Autonomy and Respect.Kathryn Pyne Addelson - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (11):628-629.
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  32. Modelling Geographical Variations and Determinants of Use of Modern Family Planning Methods Among Women of Reproductive Age in Nigeria.Samson B. Adebayo, Ezra Gayawan, Chinazo Ujuju & Augustine Ankomah - 2013 - Journal of Biosocial Science 45 (1):57-77.
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  33. Professionals and Non-Professional Perception F Child Labour in Lagos State Nigeria.Olujide A. Adekeye - unknown
    The study sought to investigate how working children are perceived in Lagos State. When treating issues pertaining to child labour, it is imperative to clearly define what constitutes child labour. Child labour is a global phenomenon especially in developing economies like Nigeria where poverty is the order of the day. Although most professionals and non-professionals agree that child labour manifests in children working in factories, on farm plantations and street hawking, there is no global agreement as to what exactly constitute (...)
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  34. Adolescents and the HIV Pandemic.Olujide A. Adekeye - unknown
    This study highlighted the importance of counselling adolescents on HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The study presents an overview of the dreaded disease-AIDS, which is a condition that is associated with infection of the immune system. Adolescents are the target group of this paper because they are the most vulnerable. It is evidenced that sexually transmitted diseases are on the increase and so is unplanned pregnancy among adolescents. The problem affects all aspects of life of the adolescents. Also, the (...)
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  35. Legal Decision-Making Proceedings in Underdeveloped Countries.JoÅo [ieJoão] Mauricio Adeodato - 1993 - In K. B. Agrawal & R. K. Raizada (eds.), Sociological Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy: Random Thoughts On. University Book House.
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  36. The Education of Children.Alfred Adler - 2015 - Routledge.
    Originally published in 1930, this title looks at the education of children. Adler believes the problems from a psychological point of view are the same as for adults, that of self-knowledge and rational self-direction. However, the difference being that due to the ‘immaturity of children, the question of guidance – never wholly absent in the case of adults – takes on supreme importance.’ The title starts by presenting the Individual Psychology viewpoint as a whole, with the later chapters undertaking to (...)
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  37. Education for Autonomy.T. Adorno & H. Becker - 1983 - Télos 1983 (56):103-110.
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  38. Education for Autonomy.Theodor W. Adorno - 1983 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 56 (56):103.
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  39. Ethical Issues in Cardiology Patients' Views of Information and Decision-Making.Anders Ågård - unknown
    The over-riding aim of this thesis was to obtain a deeper understanding of the way patients with cardiac problems view both information related to their health and medical decisions and their role in decision-making processes. An important objective was to identify reasons why patients do not ask for or assimilate information or why they do not want or feel that they are able to influence medical decisions. The starting point for the investigations was five ethical problem areas in cardiology practice. (...)
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  40. Cultural Diversity and Informed Consent.Ellen Agard, Daniel Finkelstein & Edward Wallach - 1998 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 9 (2):173.
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  41. Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age; An Ethical Framework for Long-Term Care 2nd.G. Agich & M. Battin - 2008 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (3):347-351.
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  42. Why I Wrote … Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age.George J. Agich - 2010 - Clinical Ethics 5 (2):108-110.
  43. 2. Autonomy as a Problem for Clinical Ethics.George J. Agich - 2007 - In Thomas Nys, Yvonne Denier & T. Vandevelde (eds.), Autonomy & Paternalism: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Health Care. Peeters. pp. 5--71.
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  44. Seeking the Everyday Meaning of Autonomy in Neurologic Disorders.George J. Agich - 2004 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (4):295-298.
  45. Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age an Ethical Framework for Long-Term Care.George J. Agich - 2003
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  46. Authority in Ethics Consultation.George J. Agich - 1995 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 23 (3):273-283.
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  47. Autonomy and Long-Term Care.George J. Agich - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    The realities and myths of long-term care and the challenges it poses for the ethics of autonomy are analyzed in this perceptive work. The book defends the concept of autonomy, but argues that the standard view of autonomy as non-interference and independence has only a limited applicability for long term care. The treatment of actual autonomy stresses the developmental and social nature of human persons and the priority of identification over autonomous choice. The work balances analysis of the ethical concepts (...)
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  48. Reassessing Autonomy in Long‐Term Care.George J. Agich - 1990 - Hastings Center Report 20 (6):12-17.
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  49. Rationing and Professional Autonomy.George J. Agich - 1990 - Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 18 (1-2):77-84.
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  50. Rationing and Professional Autonomy.George J. Agich - 1990 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 18 (1-2):77-84.
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