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One Size Fits All? On Patient Autonomy, Informed Consent and the Impact of Culture

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posted on 2017-01-10, 15:21 authored by Roy Gilbar, José Miola
While both medical law and medical ethics have developed in a way that has sought to prioritise patient autonomy, it is less clear whether it has done so in a way that enhances the self-determination of patients from non-western backgrounds. In this article, we consider the desire of some patients from non-western backgrounds for family involvement in decision-making and argue that this desire is not catered for effectively in either medical law or medical ethics. We examine an alternative approach based on relational autonomy that might serve both to allow such patients to exercise their self-determination while still allowing them to include family members in the decision-making process.

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Citation

Medical Law Review, 2015, 23 (3), pp. 375-399

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Law

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Medical Law Review

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)

issn

0967-0742

eissn

1464-3790

Available date

2017-01-10

Publisher version

https://academic.oup.com/medlaw/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/medlaw/fwu032

Language

en