Doctor-patient relationship: from medical paternalism to enhanced autonomy.

@article{Chin2002DoctorpatientRF,
  title={Doctor-patient relationship: from medical paternalism to enhanced autonomy.},
  author={Jing Jih Chin},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={152-5}
}
For centuries, physicians have been allowed to interfere and overrule patient's preferences with the aim of securing patient benefit or preventing harm. With the radical rise in emphasis on individual control and freedom, medical paternalism no longer receives unquestioned acceptance by society as the dominant mode for decision-making in health care. But… CONTINUE READING