TITLE

Patient autonomy

AUTHOR(S)
Humphreys, Sally
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
British Journal of Perioperative Nursing;Jan2005, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15756103

 

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