Quote of the month for June: self-determination…

medium_518034349“Clinicians should therefore be aware that in the UK, courts are now likely to prioritise the rights of the patient over traditional practice (traditionally, there was no liability if a responsible body of physicians would regard non-disclosure of a particular risk as professionally acceptable).  This trend to increased individual patient autonomy may be part of the global trend to individual self-determination.”

Edozien L (2014). Consent to treatment: patient self-determination is more important than professional judgement.  BJOG June 2014, 121(7): 855,

 

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