Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine.

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  • Author(s): Cassell, Eric J.
  • Source:
    New England Journal of Medicine. 1/27/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 4, p328-330. 1p.
  • Document Type:
    Editorial
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Examines power and authority in medicine. Stanley Milgram who first experimented with obedience studies in which most people would perform harmful treatments on others if ordered to do so; Implications of the research in the role of inappropriate obedience as a source of abuse in the teaching hospital and the effect of obedience on patients' autonomy and consent; Six possible sources of an authority's social power; The effect of sickness on function and how that can lead patients to choose the therapy the doctor wants rather than the one that might be best for the patient; Belief that one of the functions of medical care is to help patients reassert their autonomy.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      1284
    • ISSN:
      0028-4793
    • Accession Number:
      10.1056/NEJMp048188
    • Accession Number:
      24925660
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CASSELL, E. J. Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine, [s. l.], v. 352, n. 4, p. 328–330, 2005. DOI 10.1056/NEJMp048188. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=24925660. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Cassell EJ. Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine. 2005;352(4):328-330. doi:10.1056/NEJMp048188
    • APA:
      Cassell, E. J. (2005). Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine, 352(4), 328–330. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp048188
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cassell, Eric J. 2005. “Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine.” New England Journal of Medicine 352 (4): 328–30. doi:10.1056/NEJMp048188.
    • Harvard:
      Cassell, E. J. (2005) ‘Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine’, New England Journal of Medicine, 352(4), pp. 328–330. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp048188.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cassell, EJ 2005, ‘Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine’, New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 352, no. 4, pp. 328–330, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Cassell, Eric J. “Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine.” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 352, no. 4, Jan. 2005, pp. 328–330. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1056/NEJMp048188.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cassell, Eric J. “Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine.” New England Journal of Medicine 352, no. 4 (January 27, 2005): 328–30. doi:10.1056/NEJMp048188.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cassell EJ. Consent or Obedience? Power and Authority in Medicine. New England Journal of Medicine [Internet]. 2005 Jan 27 [cited 2020 Nov 28];352(4):328–30. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=24925660