Paternalism

Doctors Should Help Patients Choose, Not Manipulate to Force a Choice

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I am worried that we are going full circle around the bioethical issue informed consent. Where once, patients and families weren’t allowed to decide to stop heroic medical efforts — the dreaded “paternalism,” as it came to be called — today a neo paternalism movement […]

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