Patient Autonomy Legal and Ethical Issues in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit

@article{Humphreys2005PatientAL,
  title={Patient Autonomy Legal and Ethical Issues in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit},
  author={Sally Humphreys},
  journal={Journal of Perioperative Practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={35 - 43}
}
  • S. Humphreys
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Perioperative Practice
The need for patient autonomy, empowerment and choice has become central to health reforms. Confronted with the prospects of such perpetual changes, respect for patient autonomy has to be tempered with paternalistic beneficence. This article discusses the difficulties encountered when applying patient autonomy within the post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU), evaluating ethical, legal and professional issues. 

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