New article: "Resolved and unresolved bioethical authenticity problems"
New article: Jesper Ahlin Marceta, "Resolved and unresolved bioethical authenticity problems" , Monash Bioethics Review
Authenticity means being “genuine,” “real,” “true to oneself,” or similar. The notion is sometimes relevant in biomedical contexts, such as when patients make healthcare decisions that appear to be inauthentic. Should such decisions be overridden for paternalist reasons? This article collects three resolved and six unresolved authenticity related problems. It is argued that bioethicists have reason to engage with the notion of authenticity as they have previously engaged with notions such as decision-making capacity and voluntariness.