Autonomy in the Age of Modern Medicine

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Essay #: 054017
Total text length is 17,796 characters (approximately 12.3 pages).

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Abstract
The subject of informed consent is very topical in the modern context of the potential H1N1 flu pandemic, advancements in organ donation, medical research and end of life care. Each of these issues will be reviewed in turn as they relate to the principle of informed consent. Arguments for proponents and those that dissent will be presented. A final opinion shall be proffered in each of the areas explored.
Autonomy in the Age of Modern Medicine
The marvels of modern medicine reveal themselves on a daily basis in the headlines of newspapers, online postings and topical political discussions. The increasing availability of healthcare options is fueled by breakthroughs in medical research propelled by the technological innovations...
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