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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health(social science)
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Health Policy