11 December 2012: Essex Autonomy Project publishes in the British Medical Journal

Analysis from the Essex Autonomy Project has been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). 'An unblinkered view of best interests' uses four fictional case studies to argue that decisions about patients' "best interests" must sometimes take into account the interests of others.

The article is authored by members of the Essex Autonomy Project team including Professor Wayne Martin, Dr Fabian Freyenhagen, Dr Tom O'Shea, Dr Antal Szerletics and Postgraduate Research Assistant Vivienne Ashley, as well as Dr Elizabeth Hall, a retired consultant in palliative medicine.

The Essex Autonomy Project is an interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative based at the University of Essex, which investigates the ideal of self determination in human affairs, particularly in the vocations of care. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).


An unblinkered view of best interests, British Medical Journal

Essex Autonomy Project

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