Transfusion-free treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses: respecting the autonomous patient's motives.

  • D Malyon
  • Published 1998 in Journal of medical ethics

Abstract

What makes Jehovah's Witnesses tick? What motivates practitioners of medicine? How is benevolent human behaviour to be interpreted? The explanation that fear of censure, mind-control techniques or enlightened self-interest are the real motivators of human conduct is questioned. Those who believe that man was created in "God's image", hold that humanity has… (More)

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