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Choosing the best: against paternalistic practice guidelines.

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Isobel Ross rightly points out that providing information is not enough to guarantee that patients will choose the best course of action. She argues that to adequately protect patients' interests, we need practice guidelines to 'ensure that dangerous and unnecessarily risky procedures are excluded from practice'. What constitutes an 'unnecessarily risky procedure' is to be determined by a group of reasonable doctors. At one point, Ross suggests that such guidelines are 'presumptive' rather th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
Bioethics
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Pages:
323-330
Publication date:
1996-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
URN:
uuid:778b2dc7-40d5-4520-82ab-6a1fbe78b057
Source identifiers:
192578
Local pid:
pubs:192578

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