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    Autonomy and Dependence: Chronic Physical Illness and Decision-Making Capacity.Wim J. M. Dekkers - 2001 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (2):185-192.
    In this article some of the presuppositions that underly the current ideas about decision making capacity, autonomy and independence are critically examined. The focus is on chronic disorders, especially on chronic physical disorders. First, it is argued that the concepts of decision making competence and autonomy, as they are usually applied to the problem of legal (in)competence in the mentally ill, need to be modified and adapted to the situation of the chronically (physically) ill. Second, it is argued that autonomy (...)
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    F.J.J. Buytendijk's Concept of an Anthropological Physiology.Wim J. M. Dekkers - 1995 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 16 (1).
    In his concept of an anthropological physiology, F.J.J. Buytendijk has tried to lay down the theoretical and scientific foundations for an anthropologically-oriented medicine. The aim of anthropological physiology is to demonstrate, empirically, what being specifically human is in the most elementary physiological functions. This article contains a sketch of Buytendijk''s life and work, an overview of his philosophical-anthropological presuppositions, an outline of his idea of an anthropological physiology and medicine, and a discussion of some episternological and methodological problems. It is (...)
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    Ethics and Palliative Care: Advanced European Bioethics Course.Wim J. M. Dekkers, Bert Gordijn & Henk A. M. J. ten Have - 1998 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 1 (2):203-204.
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    The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care (ESPMH).Rien M. J. P. A. Janssens, Wim J. M. Dekkers & Bert Gordijn - 1998 - Journal of Value Inquiry 32 (4):559-564.