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Why autonomy needs help
  1. Arthur L Caplan
  1. Correspondence to Arthur L Caplan, Sidney D Caplan Professor of Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medical Ethics, 3401 Market St. Suite 320, PA 22412, USA; caplan{at}mail.med.upenn.edu

Abstract

Some argue that to be effective in healthcare settings autonomy needs to be strengthened. The author thinks autonomy is fundamentally inadequate in healthcare settings and requires supplementation by experience-based paternalism on the part of doctors and healthcare providers.

  • Bioethics

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