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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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Informed Choice of Medical Services

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ISBN13: 9780754611981
ISBN: 0754611981
Published: October 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This text argues the case for external regulation of the medical community in order to protect the rights and safety of people receiving medical treatment. The author believes that medical authoritarianism, and its failure to recognise the right to informed choice, is a result of the traditional western philosophical, political, legal and scientific focus on rationality as the major influence on human behaviour. While the discussion focuses on the exploitation of women by patriarchal medicine, this is not intended to discount the experiences of other groups whose right to self-determination is ignored by the medical community. The work proposes that the law in liberal democratic societies should protect these vulnerable citizens from rights violations. Only then will informed and voluntary choice of medical services be possible.

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Contents:
Informed choice of medical services - still a problem?; informed choice - legal doctrine or ethical concept?; medicine - beneficence or enlightened self-interest?; the clinical encounter - protecting power and privilege?; human rights - a problem for political rationalism?; beyond legalism - a feminist jurisprudence as a guide to law reform?; changing the balance of power.