A discussion among experts about when and how individuals may decide for themselves which medications to take, and for what reasons.
Jessica Flanigan argues that if we allow patients to refuse care, we should for similar reasons allow patients to self-medicate.
Alison Bateman-House is skeptical about treating autonomy as the only value in bioethics.
Craig Klugman argues that in the field of medicine we need a measure of paternalism to keep from hurting ourselves and others.
Christina Sandefur argues for fundamental right to self-administer medication.
Jessica Flanigan defends the primary importance of autonomy in medical ethics.