An integrated concept of empowerment: a way to avoid coercive treatment
- Commentary: communicating risk in the United Kingdom. Powers, Michael // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/27/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7417, p735
The author comments on informed consent and communicating health risk in Great Britain. Within certain limits, it is the clinician who decides how and what to impart and, unless there is an adverse outcome, patients are unlikely to complain and cannot sue about inadequate information. A report...
- Patients' Consent Rights Neglected. // Australian Nursing Journal;Sep99, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p31
Focuses on the claim of Australian nursing ethicist Megan-Jane Johnstone on the violation of patient's consent rights to treatment. Identification of ethical problems in relation to patient's consent to treatment practices; Views on the examination of consent procedures.
- Commentary: informed consent and risk communication in France. Moumjid, Nora; Moulin, Jean // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/27/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7417, p734
The author comments on informed consent in clinical care in France and health risk communication, in light of the passage of a law on patient rights and healthcare quality on 4 March 2002. This law, which covers individual rights in relation to the healthcare system and rights of users of...
- Death in denial. Guiles, Renee M.; Appelbaum, Paul S. // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p24
Details a case study concerning the issue of patients' rights and informed consent requirements. Efforts to preserve patients' rights; Apparent legal interest of the hospital and personnel involved; Fear of liability; Irrationality underlying a patient's actions; Minimal threshold for...
- Informed choice rare in health care. // Family Practice Management;Mar2000, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p24
Reports on findings on informed choice in health care in the United States, as presented in the December 22 and 29, 2000 issue of the `Journal of the American Medical Association.' Percent of patients who are not involved in the decision-making process for their own health care.
- The Patient Who Refuses Medical Treatment: A Dilemma for Hospitals and Physicians. Swartz, Martha // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1985, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p147
This Article reviews recent case and statutory law concerning patients who refuse medical treatment. Among the special cases considered are: l) the competent adult patient who refuses treatment on religious or privacy grounds; 2) the incompetent patient whose own wishes were never expressed, but...
- In re Quackenbush. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;Fall78, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p289
Reports on a Morris County, New Jersey Court ruling on a case involving a patient's refusal of medical treatment resulting to his own death. Details of the case; Legal precedents; Policy implications for medical laws and legislation.
- Lane v. Candura. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;Fall78, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p289
Reports on a Massachusetts Appellate Court ruling on a case involving a patient's refusal of a life-saving operation. Details of the case; Legal precedents; Policy implications for medical laws and legislation.
- WHO'S FOR WORK? THE MANAGEMENT OF LABOUR IN THE PROCESS OF ACCUMULATION IN THREE ADJA VILLAGES, BENIN. den Ouden, Jan H. B. // Africa (Edinburgh University Press);1995, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p1
Discusses the qualitative style and strategies used in managing labor in three Adja villages in Benin. Clarification of how people's categorization of accumulators is too simple to represent the reality of village working conditions; Examination of how the management approaches apply to the...