Autonomy and Paternalism in Communitarian Society: Patient Rights in Israel
Gross, Michael L.
Hastings Center Report. 1999 Jul-Aug; 29(4): 13-20.
The Israeli Patient Rights Act attempts to accommodate personal autonomy within an avowedly paternalist communitarian state. Although Israel is still groping toward a solution, the legislation begins to show the different form a communitarian version of autonomy must take.
Autonomy; Clinical Ethics; Clinical Ethics Committees; Coercion; Common Good; Communitarianism; Consent; Decision Making; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Freedom; Informed Consent; Jewish Ethics; Legal Aspects; Legislation; Life; Paternalism; Patients; Patients' Rights; Public Policy; Personal Autonomy; Religion; Rights; Treatment Refusal; Value of Life; Values;
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