Orthopaedic Ethics 5: Patient Autonomy

The principal of respecting a patient's autonomy has become the cornerstone of modern health care in the United States. In the past, medicine has been practiced in a paternalistic fashion.

Module content created by Paul Levin, MD of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Learning Objectives:

Define patient autonomy
Define limits, if any, to patient autonomy
 Identify physician alternatives if patient does not accept treatment plan 

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About this activity:
This activity was orginally created on: May 30, 2014
  • So Young Oh
  • B. Corbett Walsh
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