Respecting patient autonomy: legal and professional considerations

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In this month’s Policy column, Iwan Dowie explores patient autonomy – a concept largely imbedded within the community nursing setting. Through legal cases, a history of laws relating to patient autonomy are presented and its implications for community nurses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Mar 2024


  • Community nurse • patient autonomy • patient-centred care • policy


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