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A Podcast That Interviews Leading Philosophers About Pressing Moral and Political Issues.

Paternalism and public health challenges to patient autonomy

With Alberto Giubilini

A fundamental value of modern medicine is patient autonomy. Doctors should not insist upon a medical procedure or impose a procedure on a patient. The patient’s consent – or the consent of a parent or guardian – needs to be obtained. But are there any exceptions to this basic principle. Alberto Giubilini argues that there are….