The autonomous patient

This study makes the case for regarding patients as participants in decision-making.


Published: 01/10/2002

ISBN: 0117030562

In this monograph Professor Angela Coulter examines the changing nature of the clinician-patient relationship and recommends some tools to enable patient autonomy to develop in an appropriate way. Set in the wider context of health and societal trends, this is a fascinating study of the changing nature of medicine at the beginning of the 21st century.

Suggested citation

Coulter A (2002) The autonomous patient. Research report. Nuffield Trust.