Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(4):351-352. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.351 This issue
1. Primary Health Care Center of Kissamos, Chania, Crete, Greece
2. Blood Donation Department, University General Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
There is much discussion on medical ethics literature regarding the importance of the patients' right for self-determination. We discuss some of the limitations of patient's autonomy with the aim to draw attention to the ethical complexity of medical decision making in the everyday clinical practice.
Keywords: autonomy, informed consent, medical decision making