A difference between respecting autonomy and doing whatever someone wants you to do

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A satisfyingly in-depth, yet short, analysis of an encounter between a security guard and an airline passenger who, under a plea of autonomy, requests her temperature be checked on her wrist and not behind her ear. Dr Eburn concludes that “telling a person what the consequence of their choices are but still leaving it to them to make a choice…is respecting autonomy”. The lady had a choice: either have her temperature measured behind her ear, or do not fly. Read full article here

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