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Title: One Size Fits All? On Patient Autonomy, Informed Consent and the Impact of Culture
Authors: Gilbar, Roy
Miola, José
First Published: 16-Dec-2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Medical Law Review, 2015, 23 (3), pp. 375-399
Abstract: While both medical law and medical ethics have developed in a way that has sought to prioritise patient autonomy, it is less clear whether it has done so in a way that enhances the self-determination of patients from non-western backgrounds. In this article, we consider the desire of some patients from non-western backgrounds for family involvement in decision-making and argue that this desire is not catered for effectively in either medical law or medical ethics. We examine an alternative approach based on relational autonomy that might serve both to allow such patients to exercise their self-determination while still allowing them to include family members in the decision-making process.
DOI Link: 10.1093/medlaw/fwu032
ISSN: 0967-0742
eISSN: 1464-3790
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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