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Respect for Persons and Autonomy

Eric J. Cassell

in The Nature of Healing: The Modern Practice of Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369052
eISBN:
9780199979103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369052.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The overriding ethical precepts of clinical medicine are benevolence and respect for persons. Benevolence—a disposition to do good and promote the well-being of the patient—goes back to Hippocratic ... More


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