Rights, respect for dignity and end-of-life care: Time for a change in the concept of informed consent

J. M. Freeman

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Abstract

The current concepts of autonomy, surrogate autonomy and informed consent often lead to futile and expensive care at the ends of life. They may impinge on the dignity of the patient as well as subject society to unwarranted expense. In order to provide affordable healthcare for all, these concepts are in need of modification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-62
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of medical ethics
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy

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