• The Importance of Patient’s Autonomy
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 3 43-47. 2018.
    Advance directives for health care have become widely accepted as a necessary tool to guarantee the civilized management of one’s life during increasingly protracted periods of aging and frail health. The advance directives allow a person with capacity to state their wishes, values, and treatment preferences in advance, prospectively, so that their authentic voice will be heard when their capacity has lapsed. As an ethical matter, a patient’s right to accept or decline particular treatments at t…Read more