1994
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x1994000200006 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: We discuss autonomy in medical work as resulting from two basic moments: as social work consuming and producing goods and services, reproducing the dominant mode of production and its ethical foundations; and as a service in which autonomy, limited as social work, expresses some attributes acquired by medical work (technical independence and self-regulation) as a result of the monopoly in the use of science to deal with individually perceived health-related needs. These moments are expressed in the doctor-pati… Show more

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