Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 2009 Summer; 52(3): 454-457
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Brudney, Daniel; Lantos, John (2011-08)In current American medical practice, autonomy is assumed to be more valuable than human life: if a patient autonomously refuses lifesaving treatment, the doctors are supposed to let him die. In this paper we discuss two ...
Brudney, Daniel (2009-03)According to bioethics orthodoxy, when we ask, "What would the patient choose?" 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 ...