Patient Rights (Chapter in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care)

Oxford Textbook of Critical Care; Webb, Angus, Finfer, Gattioni, & Singer, eds.; Oxford University Press 2013, Forthcoming

Posted: 7 Sep 2012  

Thaddeus Mason Pope

Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center; Saint Georges University; Alden March Bioethics Institute

Douglas White

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

This Chapter proceeds in seven stages. First, it explains the nature and source of patient rights. Second, it analyzes the scope of patient rights. Third, it describes five specific patient rights that are particularly relevant to critical care. Fourth, this Chapter turns to discuss three key ways in which patient rights might be illegitimately violated. Fifth, it discusses how patient rights might be justifiably infringed by distributive justice concerns. Sixth, it discusses how patient rights might be justifiably infringed by clinicians’ assertion of their own rights. Seventh, this Chapter concludes by describing four leading mechanisms by which patient rights are balanced against clinician rights.

Keywords: Patient rights, clinician rights, medical, healthcare

JEL Classification: K32, I1

Suggested Citation

Pope, Thaddeus Mason and White, Douglas, Patient Rights (Chapter in Oxford Textbook of Critical Care) (January 1, 2012). Oxford Textbook of Critical Care; Webb, Angus, Finfer, Gattioni, & Singer, eds.; Oxford University Press 2013, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2142162

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Douglas White

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