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dc.creatorBuetow, S.en
dc.creatorElwyn, G.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:33:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:33:09Zen
dc.date.created2006-05en
dc.date.issued2006-05en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2005.012245en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2006 May; 32(5): 260-262en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Are+patients+morally+responsible+for+their+errors?&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=32&issue=5&date=2006-05&au=Buetow,+S.;+Elwyn,+G.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2005.012245en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/972870en
dc.description.abstractAmid neglect of patients' contribution to error has been a failure to ask whether patients are morally responsible for their errors. This paper aims to help answer this question and so define a worthy response to the errors. Recent work on medical errors has emphasised system deficiencies and discouraged finding people to blame. We scrutinize this approach from an incompatibilist, agent causation position and draw on Hart's taxonomy of four senses of moral responsibility: role responsibility; capacity responsibility; causal responsibility; and liability responsibility. Each sense is shown to contribute to an overall theoretical judgment as to whether patients are morally responsible for their errors (and success in avoiding them). Though how to weight the senses is unclear, patients appear to be morally responsible for the avoidable errors they make, contribute to or can influence.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:296131en
dc.subjectLiabilityen
dc.subjectMedical Errorsen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationQuality of Health Careen
dc.titleAre Patients Morally Responsible for Their Errors?en
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