Beyond Autonomy and Best Interests

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

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.

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