Deferential vulnerability and patient decision-making

C Ellis


'Autonomy is a fantasy. Our lives are inherently dependent on others and subject to forces and circumstances well beyond our control.’ (Atul Gawande, Being Mortal)

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C Ellis, Department of Family Medicine, School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2017;10(2):56-57. DOI:10.7196/SAJBL.2017.v10i2.00609

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Date submitted: 2017-12-20
Date published: 2017-12-20

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