Patient Autonomy Naturalized

@article{Waller2001PatientAN,
  title={Patient Autonomy Naturalized},
  author={Bruce N. Waller},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={584 - 593}
}
  • Bruce N. Waller
  • Published in
    Perspectives in biology and…
    2001
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
  • Traditional informed consent often promotes passive acquiescence rather than active exercise of autonomy. A more natural biologically based model of autonomy is needed, a model that both recognizes the biological roots and therapeutic benefits of active confident choices among real alternatives, and offers substantive guidelines for promoting patient autonomy. A biological model of patient autonomy explains the value of information to patients, outlines the circumstances under which patients… CONTINUE READING

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