Forced to be free? Increasing patient autonomy by constraining it

@inproceedings{Levy2014ForcedTB,
  title={Forced to be free? Increasing patient autonomy by constraining it},
  author={Neil Levy},
  booktitle={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2014}
}
It is universally accepted in bioethics that doctors and other medical professionals have an obligation to procure the informed consent of their patients. Informed consent is required because patients have the moral right to autonomy in furthering the pursuit of their most important goals. In the present work, it is argued that evidence from psychology shows that human beings are subject to a number of biases and limitations as reasoners, which can be expected to lower the quality of their… CONTINUE READING