Human Selves, Chronic Illness, and the Ethics of Medicine
Hastings Center Report. 1988 Apr/May; 18(2): 5-8.
Bioethical principles and theories rest on fundamental philosophic conceptions of the human self that usually go unexamined. Reconsideration of our philosophic understanding of a human self requires that health practitioners broaden their ethical concern for patients decidedly beyond respect for decision-making autonomy and gaining informed consent for medical procedures.
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