International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):102-123 (2011)
It is often taken for granted that the professional–patient relationship is one of trust, particularly given that these clinicians are “experts” in their clinical domain. Nonetheless, trusting grants discretionary powers to the trustee, making the truster vulnerable to the trustee (Rogers and Ballantyne 2008). In particular, some patient groups carry certain social vulnerabilities that can be exacerbated when they extend trust to health-care providers (HCPs). Informed by the feminist literature on epistemic hierarchy and oppression, this paper examines how calls to trust may increase epistemic injustice and perpetuate the vulnerability and disablement of a particular group: people with impairments. This paper uses ..
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