Patient autonomy and choice in healthcare: self-testing devices as a case in point

  title={Patient autonomy and choice in healthcare: self-testing devices as a case in point},
  author={Anna-Marie Greaney and D{\'o}nal P. O’Math{\'u}na and Philomena Anne Scott},
  journal={Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy},
This paper aims to critique the phenomenon of advanced patient autonomy and choice in healthcare within the specific context of self-testing devices. A growing number of self-testing medical devices are currently available for home use. The premise underpinning many of these devices is that they assist individuals to be more autonomous in the assessment and management of their health. Increased patient autonomy is assumed to be a good thing. We take issue with this assumption and argue that… 

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