Patient autonomy and the politics of professional relationships.

  title={Patient autonomy and the politics of professional relationships.},
  author={Carl May},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={21 1},
  • Carl May
  • Published 1995 in Journal of advanced nursing
Debate in the health care professions about the politics of interpersonal relationships between professionals and their patients or clients is increasingly organized around proxy measures of the quality of professional services such as patient satisfaction, or the extent to which the provision of care avoids routines and is genuinely individualized. This paper explores some of the problems which arise from this in relation to patients' autonomy and nurses' authority.