Finnish Doctors and the Realisation of Patient Autonomy in the Context of End of Life Decision Making
Journal of Medical Ethics 2006 June; 32(6): 316-320
Patient autonomy is a fundamental principle in end of life decision making. However, its realisation may take a variety of forms. Discourse analysis was conducted in a qualitative interview study of 19 physicians. The physicians made use of three different discourses, each of which contained a specific understanding of patient autonomy and a physician's proper activities in the context of end of life decision making.
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