Autonomy and the Akratic Patient
McKnight, Christopher J.
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS 1993 December; 19(3): 206-210
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McKnight, Christopher J. (1993-12)I argue that the distinction which is current in much writing on medical ethics between autonomous and non-autonomous patients cannot cope comfortably with weak-willed (incontinent) patients. I describe a case involving ...
Myers, Christopher (1992-09)It is now widely accepted that a patient's ability to engage in autonomous decision-making can be seriously threatened when she denies significant aspects of her medical condition. In this paper I use a true case to reveal ...