The Inherent Paternalism in Clinical Practice
Wulff, Henrik R.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1995 Jun; 20(3): 299-311.
It is sometimes suggested that the physician should offer the patient "just the facts," preferably in a "value-free manner," explain the different options, and then leave it to the patient to make the choice. This paper explores the extent to which this
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