4. The Scope of Patient Autonomy

  1. Matthew C. Altman

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118114162.ch4

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

How to Cite

Altman, M. C. (2011) The Scope of Patient Autonomy, in Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118114162.ch4

Author Information

  1. Ellensburg, Wash., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657669

Online ISBN: 9781118114162

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Keywords:

  • scope of patient autonomy;
  • Kant, defending the value of personal freedom;
  • contemporary bioethics, patient autonomy in a clinical setting;
  • Kantian ethics, ruling out physician-assisted suicide;
  • ethics of physician-assisted suicide (PAS);
  • Kantian reasoning, physicians' respect for patient's autonomy;
  • Kant, believing that a suicidal person, considers options;
  • Kant, and why the treatment is refused, mattering most;
  • organ donation, opt-in or opt-out dignity of humanity;
  • personal autonomy and the right over one's own body

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Physician-Assisted Suicide

  • Refusing Life-Saving Medical Treatment

  • Organ Donation: Opt-in or Opt-out?

  • Autonomy and the Body