Autonomy's Temporary Triumph
Veatch, Robert M.
Hastings Center Report 1984 October; 14(5): 38-40
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Veatch, Robert M. (1984-10)The emphasis on patient autonomy in medical decision making which emerged in the 1970s is described as a reaction against the paternalistic viewpoint which reigned unchallenged until then. While strongly agreeing that respect ...