Philosophical implications of the use of advance statements (living wills).

  • Claire Rashid
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    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…


The growing prevalence of advance statements represents an important shift away from paternalistic care. Patients' willingness to begin to take more personal responsibility for their own health, and demand for a collaborative partnership with healthcare professionals, is evidence of a new paradigm. In this article, the concepts of rights, values and… (More)


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