Beyond Autonomy and Best Interests

Hastings Center Report 39 (2):31-37 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX


According to bioethics orthodoxy, the question, “What would the patient choose?” is a question about the patient's autonomy. is at stake. In fact, what underpins the moral force of that question is a value different from either autonomy or best interests. This is the value of doing things in a way that is authentic to the person.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,219

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Agency and authenticity: Which value grounds patient choice?Daniel Brudney & John Lantos - 2011 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (4):217-227.
Is payment a benefit?Alan Wertheimer - 2011 - Bioethics 27 (2):105-116.
How much should we value autonomy?Marina Oshana - 2003 - Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (2):99-126.
Autonomy, consent and the law.Sheila McLean - 2010 - New York, N.Y.: Routledge-Cavendish.
In whose best interests: who knows?Hazel Biggs - 2006 - Clinical Ethics 1 (2):90-93.
The Autonomy of the Democratic State: Rejoinder to Carpenter, Ginsberg, and Shefter.Samuel DeCanio - 2007 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 19 (1):187-196.
Human Rights and the Minimally Good Life.Nicole Hassoun - 2013 - Res Philosophica 90 (3):413-438.


Added to PP

31 (#491,589)

6 months
8 (#303,628)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Daniel Brudney
University of Chicago

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references