Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(4):351-352. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.351 This issue

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Medical Decision and Patient's Preference: 'Much Ethics' and More Trust Always Needed

Dimitrios Anyfantakis1✉, Emmanouil K Symvoulakis2

1. Primary Health Care Center of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, Greece
2. Blood Donation Department, University General Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Anyfantakis D, Symvoulakis EK. Medical Decision and Patient's Preference: 'Much Ethics' and More Trust Always Needed. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(4):351-352. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.351. Available from https://www.medsci.org/v08p0351.htm

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Abstract

There is much discussion on medical ethics literature regarding the importance of the patients' right for self-determination. We discuss some of the limitations of patient's autonomy with the aim to draw attention to the ethical complexity of medical decision making in the everyday clinical practice.

Keywords: autonomy, informed consent, medical decision making