A New Paradigm for Informed Consent

A New Paradigm for Informed Consent

By: Irene S. Switankowsky (author)Hardback

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In this book, the elements of informed consent are brought into a unified theory that results in a new paradigm for informed consent. Based upon an autonomy-enhancing model, this paradigm makes it a necessary condition that the patient gives an autonomous and well-informed decision in favor of a medical treatment. The author proceeds to redefine the physician-patient relationship so that the relationship is an equal partnership between the two individuals, with the common goal of improving overall health and well-being. This will be a valuable book for anyone interested in bioethics, as well as medical professionals.

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About Author

Irene S. Switankowsky is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780761810162
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780761810162
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0761810161

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