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Sreekumar Nellickappilly - Patient Autonomy and Agency: An Overview of the Indian Healthcare Scenario - SAC

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, South Asia Center present:

Sreekumar Nellickappilly,  Fulbright Professional Excellence Fellow

Patient Autonomy and Agency: An Overview of the Indian Healthcare Scenario

Ever since the individual human subject became the epicenter of moral deliberations, patient autonomy acquired primacy over the other bioethics principles like beneficence, non-maleficence and justice. But such individualism does not match with the cultural values of many non-Western countries like India, where group identities acquire primacy over individual identity. This paper is an attempt to problematize the demand for patient autonomy from the context of such a scenario.

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Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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