The Justification of Medical Paternalism
Social Science and Medicine 1982; 16(6): 731-739
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Bassford, H.A. (1982)Bassford explores the moral justification of medical paternalism, which physicians often rationalize on utilitarian grounds as benefitting the patient without harming anyone. He demonstrates that alternatives are available ...
Sohl, P.; Bassford, H.A. (1986)Self-regulation by members of a profession is analyzed as having an ethical component involving a moral commitment. Codes of ethics are seen as functioning to guarantee quality of performance and to outline the standards and ...