Patients' Wants Versus Patients' Interests
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1986 Sep; 12(3): 127-132.
Wilson considers the philosophical implications of treating other people according to what they want (their values) or what is best for them, coming down generally on the side of wants rather than interests. He then emphasizes the importance of communication with patients to ascertain their wishes regarding decision making. Wilkes comments that there are limits to the "patient knows best" point of view because of the potential for harm from patient-requested unnecessary treatment and the need to avoid squandering limited health care resources. (KIE abstract)
Attitudes; Autonomy; Communication; Contracts; Decision Making; Disclosure; Disease; Drug Abuse; Euthanasia; Harm; Health; Health Care; Iatrogenic Disease; Moral Policy; Paternalism; Patient Participation; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Professional Patient Relationship; Right to Die; Suicide; Technical Expertise; Values;
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