Relational Autonomy:

Relational autonomy can be thought of as the idea that sometimes traditional views of “autonomy” are too individualistic and fail to acknowledge both a person’s social context and status (and sometimes privilege) and their connections to others.  A richer understanding of the complexities of personhood can lead to better patient centred care and better shared decision-making in health care.  Here are some articles that articulate those ideas.

Rob Butcher recommended reads…


Ethics Frameworks – Annotated Bibliography 



Pandemic Ethics:

Links to Ethics web sites

Hospital Ethics Services

Policy database:

Ethics programme toolbox:


Cases for discussion and reflection:

Topics in healthcare ethics:

On ethics and morality (in doc/book)

Care and nurture of your ethics committee