Cardiff University
School of English, Communication and Philosophy
PhD, 2011
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    Questions of patient autonomy have formed an important part of ethical debate in medicine from at least the post-war period onwards. Although initially important as a counterweight to widespread medical paternalism, recent years have seen a reaction against a widely perceived ‘triumph of autonomy’. In particular, competent patients' refusal of life-saving or clearly beneficial treatment presents complex dilemmas for both healthcare professionals and ethicists. Discussion of the mechanism provide…Read more
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    Response to Westin and Nilstun
    Health Care Analysis 14 (2): 119-122. 2006.