What About the Family?
HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 20(2): 5-10, March/April 1990
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Hardwig, John (1990)The prevalent ethic of patient autonomy ignores family interests in medical treatment decisions. Acknowledging these interests as legitimate forces basic changes in ethical theory and the moral practice of medicine.
Hardwig, John (1991)The law -- and almost all medical ethicists and physicians -- insists upon an exclusively patient-centered ethics. There is virtual unanimity within medical ethics that treatment must serve the interests of the patient, at ...