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Should informed consent be based on rational beliefs?

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Our aim is to expand the regulative ideal governing consent. We argue that consent should not only be informed but also based on rational beliefs. We argue that holding true beliefs promotes autonomy. Information is important insofar as it helps a person to hold the relevant true beliefs. But in order to hold the relevant true beliefs, competent people must also think rationally. Insofar as information is important, rational deliberation is important. Just as physicians should aim to provide ...

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10.1136/jme.23.5.282

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Momeyer, RW More by this author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
23
Issue:
5
Pages:
282-288
Publication date:
1997-10-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:8a375d59-017a-488d-8934-7d5502e88bfc
Source identifiers:
192574
Local pid:
pubs:192574

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