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The ethics of evidence-based patient choice.

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In this paper I analyse the ethical implications of the concept of 'evidence-based patient choice' in the light of criticism of the 'individualism' of patient-centred medicine. I argue that individualism in the sense used by the critics of patient centred medicine is not an inevitable consequence of an emphasis on patient choice and that a concern with the promotion of individual choices is not incompatible with 'communitarian' values. Indeed, I argue that any ethical approach to decision-mak...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
87-91
Publication date:
2001-06-05
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EISSN:
1369-7625
ISSN:
1369-6513
URN:
uuid:6e0484a5-2fca-427c-ae19-5bed27554f7a
Source identifiers:
162730
Local pid:
pubs:162730

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