Patient-centred prescribing, autonomy and concordance

The following patient example provides a framework for discussion. The patient's name has been changed to ensure confidentiality, and only the information relevant to this article is presented. The...

Respecting an autonomous decision to refuse life-saving treatment: a case study

‘in which autonomous patients are choosers who act intentionally, with understanding, and without controlling influences that determine their actions’. .

Student paramedics' views on placements in general practice as part of a degree

What are student paramedics' views on the importance of including a placement within general practice as part of their degree on their learning and development as an autonomous paramedic?.

A critical appraisal of the impact of Section 3 of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)

‘Bodily invasions in the course of proper medical treatment stand completely outside the criminal law. A competent adult cannot be treated without consent; this protects the patient's autonomy and...

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