Patient autonomy

Humphreys, Sally
January 2005
British Journal of Perioperative Nursing;Jan2005, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
Presents legal and ethical issues in the post-anesthetic care unit (PACU) particularly in patient autonomy, empowerment, and choice as central to health reforms in Great Britain. Definitions and concepts of patient autonomy; Role of the PACU in the smooth transition of adult patient care from the operating room to the ward; Ethical principles of contemporary medical practice.


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