publication . Article . 2017

Autonomy, Competence and Non-interference.

Roberts, Joseph T.F.;
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  • Published: 30 Dec 2017 Journal: HEC Forum, volume 30, pages 235-252 (issn: 0956-2737, eissn: 1572-8498, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
<p>In light of the variety of uses of the term autonomy in recent bioethics literature, in this paper, I suggest that competence, not being as contested, is better placed to play the anti-paternalistic role currently assigned to autonomy. The demonstration of competence, I will argue, can provide individuals with robust spheres of non-interference in which they can pursue their lives in accordance with their own values. This protection from paternalism is achieved by granting individuals rights to non-interference upon demonstration of competence. In this paper, I present a risk-sensitive account of competence as a means of grounding rights to non-interference. ...
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free text keywords: Competence, Non-interference, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2900/2910, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2719, Health Policy, Issues, ethics and legal aspects, Health(social science), Medical law, Rationality, Law and economics, Bioethics, Nursing, Paternalism, Medicine, business.industry, business, Philosophy of medicine, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Liberalism
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publication . Article . 2017

Autonomy, Competence and Non-interference.

Roberts, Joseph T.F.;