Tell Me What's Wrong With Me: A Discourse Analysis Approach to the Concept of Patient Autonomy
Journal of Medical Ethics 1998 December; 24(6): 394-400
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Nessa, John; Malterud, Kirsti (1998-12)BACKGROUND: Patient autonomy has gradually replaced physician paternalism as an ethical ideal. However, in a medical context, the principle of individual autonomy has different meanings. More knowledge is needed about what ...
Malterud, Kirsti (1999-06)Medicine maintains a distinction between the medical symptom -- the patient's "subjective" experience and expression, and the privileged medical sign -- the "objective" findings observable by the doctor. Although the distinction ...