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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

The respect of patient?s autonomy in her consent to medical treatments


Author(s): Joanna Haberko, Bartosz Pawelczyk

The presented article concerns the issue of patient’s autonomy in medical procedures with special consideration of gynaecological and obstetrics procedures. The authors undertake the problem of doctor’s care in getting patient’s consent or other entitled subjects. The autonomy of patient’s will is not unlimited – it should constitute a significant, but not the only element in the relation doctor-patient. Within the existing relation doctor-patient, the autonomy manifests itself in giving one’s assent or its denial for the suggestions of treatments formulated by the physician based on its medical practice, the art of exercising the profession and life experience. The nature of the objection towards the suggested treatments by the physician as well as the form of the consent remain the subject of our analysis.