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Is this a moral dilemma between patient autonomy and beneficence?

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Dr. Patrick Connolly
Neurosurgery

In brief: Sometimes

Autonomy means the patient can do whatever he or she wants.
Beneficence means that a doctor or other professional is looking out for the patient's best interests. Some conflict examples: a patient may still choose to smoke (autonomy) even though he knows it's bad for him and his/her doctor has counseled him to quit (beneficence).

In brief: Sometimes

Autonomy means the patient can do whatever he or she wants.
Beneficence means that a doctor or other professional is looking out for the patient's best interests. Some conflict examples: a patient may still choose to smoke (autonomy) even though he knows it's bad for him and his/her doctor has counseled him to quit (beneficence).
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