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The right not to know: Some steps towards a compromise

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There is an ongoing debate in medicine about whether patients have a ‘right not to know’ pertinent medical information, such as diagnoses of life-altering diseases. While this debate has employed various ethical concepts, probably the most widely-used, by both defenders and detractors of the right, is autonomy. Whereas defenders of the right not to know typically employ a ‘liberty’ conception of autonomy, according to which to be autonomous involves doing what one wants to do, opponents of th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10677-020-10133-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
137-150
Publication date:
2020-10-29
Acceptance date:
2020-10-16
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EISSN:
1572-8447
ISSN:
1386-2820
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1137968
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pubs:1137968
Deposit date:
2020-10-16

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