Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Corinna Fukushima
Discussions of autonomy at the end of life in health care contexts is no new phenomenon. However, what seems to have changed in issues of autonomy is cases where patients want to refuse a treatment to cases where patients are demanding more treatment when medical professionals may not agree or be able to provide them with the medical treatment. Some key competing interests impacting patient autonomy include beneficence-doing what is in the best interests of the health or well-being of the patient- and resource limitations. Here, I will explore distributive justice theories that impact the end of life and how they constrain autonomy.
Fukushima, Corinna, "Autonomy and Distributive Justice at the End of Life" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 878.