Liberty and Social Autonomy
This paper looks at the issues of liberty and patient autonomy, focusing on a scenario from John Stuart Mill's essay "On Liberty" .
# 126625 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (Mill, John Stuart) , Medical and Health (General) , Philosophy (General)
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A discussion of a scenario in relation to John Stuart Mill's essay "On Liberty". The scenario is of a patient who wishes to pay a willing healthy donor to donate his heart in exchange for a large sum of money. The writer of this article discusses the two opposing viewpoints of whether or not a doctor should allow this to occur, and in the end asserts that he should not allow the exchange.
From the Paper:"In 'On Liberty' John Stuart Mill sets out the utilitarian proposition that societies should grant individuals certain freedoms of action. To the extent that these freedoms do not hurt others or the society at large Mill believes that people of sound mind and who are adults should be granted the right to make their own decisions. In the case of a patient in need of a heart transplant Mr Doe who wishes to pay a willing healthy man Mr Donor to donate his heart ..."
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