ERIC Number: EJ411486
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Role of Intimate Others in Medical Decision Making.
Jecker, Nancy S.
Gerontologist, v30 n1 p65-71 Feb 1990
Shows how present emphasis on patient autonomy overlooks ways in which intimate relations enable autonomy to function meaningfully and how traditional categories of competent and incompetent discount intimacy as tool for accessing patients' subjective experiences. Urges intimate associations to mark moral boundaries for autonomy because they constitute setting in which persons give and expend finite human resources. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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