Choosing for Another: Beyond Autonomy and Best Interests
Hastings Center Report 2009 March-April; 39(2): 31-37
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 interests. This is the value of doing things in a way that is authentic to the person.
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