A relational perspective on autonomy for older adults residing in nursing homes.

@article{Sherwin2011ARP,
  title={A relational perspective on autonomy for older adults residing in nursing homes.},
  author={Susan Sherwin and Meghan Winsby},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          182-90
        }
}
AIM To review critically the traditional concept of autonomy, propose an alternative relational interpretation of autonomy, and discuss how this would operate in identifying and addressing ethical issues that arise in the context of nursing home care for older adults. BACKGROUND Respect for patient autonomy has been the cornerstone of clinical bioethics for several decades. Important though this principle is, there is debate on how to interpret the core concept of autonomy. We review the… CONTINUE READING

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