The Practice of Autonomy : Patients, Doctors, and Medical Decisions

The Practice of Autonomy : Patients, Doctors, and Medical Decisions

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This is a book written across the grain of contemporary ethics, where the principle of autonomy has triumphed.It is an attempt to see the law of medicine, the principles of bioethics, and the encounter between doctor and patient from the patient's point of view. While Schneider agrees that many patients now want to make their own medical decisions, and virtually all want to be treated with dignity and solicitude, he argues that most do not want to assume the full
burden of decision-making that some bioethicists and lawyers have thrust upon them. What patients want, according to Schneider, is more ambiguous, complicated, and ambivalent than being "empowered." In this book he tries to chart that ambiguity, to take the autonomy paradigm past current pieties into
the uncertain realities of modern medicine.


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Author(s)
Carl E. Schneider
Format
Hardback | 352 pages
Dimensions
162 x 241 x 27mm | 621g
Publication date
29 Oct 1998
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
New
ISBN10
0195113977
ISBN13
9780195113976
Bestsellers rank
1,243,436