A revolution in understanding: how ethics has transformed health care decision making.

@article{Bartholome1992ARI,
  title={A revolution in understanding: how ethics has transformed health care decision making.},
  author={William G. Bartholome},
  journal={QRB. Quality review bulletin},
  year={1992},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={6-11}
}
This paper traces the evolution of a new model of health care decision making, from its beginnings in the collapse of "parentalism," through the articulation of the concept of patient autonomy, and perhaps most visibly to the emergence and institutionalization of the idea of patients' rights. Health care professionals no longer uncritically and inappropriately claim access to knowledge of what is right and good for their patients. In the new model, knowledge of the right course of treatment is… CONTINUE READING

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