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Hastings Cent Rep. 2009 Mar-Apr;39(2):31-7.

Choosing for another: beyond autonomy and best interests.

Abstract

According to bioethics orthodoxy, when we ask, "What would the patient choose?" the patient's autonomy is at stake. In fact, what underpins the moral force of that question is a value different from either autonomy or best interests. This is the value of doing things in a way that is authentic to the person.

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PMID:
19388384
DOI:
10.1353/hcr.0.0113
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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