Medical Definition of Autonomy, patient
Autonomy, patient: The right of patients to make decisions about their medical care without their health care provider trying to influence the decision. Patient autonomy does allow for health care providers to educate the patient but does not allow the health care provider to make the decision for the patient.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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