What about the family?

Hastings Cent Rep. Mar-Apr 1990;20(2):5-10.


The prevalent ethic of patient autonomy ignores family interests in medical treatment decisions. Acknowledging these interests as legitimate forces basic changes in ethical theory and the moral practice of medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Beneficence
  • Communication
  • Decision Making*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Family*
  • Humans
  • Moral Obligations*
  • Patient Advocacy*
  • Personal Autonomy*
  • Physician's Role
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Justice
  • Social Values