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What do patients value in their hospital care? An empirical perspective on autonomy centred bioethics
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    • Steven Joffe, Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Michael Manocchia, Jane C. Weeks, and Paul D. Cleary

    Dear Editor

    We thank Derek Narendra for his carefully considered response to our recent article.[1] We are pleased that our work stimulated such a thoughtful reply.

    Narendra criticises our analysis on two major grounds. First, he suggests that a survey such as ours cannot identify patients’ "considered moral judgments," and therefore that the data are not valid for the purpose we put them to. Second, he...

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    None declared.
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    What do patients value in their hospital care?

    Dear Editor

    In the Journal of Medical Ethics, Joffe et al. recently published an article titled:
    What do patients value in their hospital care? An empirical perspective on autonomy centred bioethic [1]
    This empirical study evaluates whether patients’ willingness to recommend their hospital to others is more strongly associated with their belief that they were treated with...

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    None declared.