1. The concepts of autonomy and responsibility
i. Different levels (and notions) of autonomy.
ii. Kantian and utilitarian approaches to autonomy.
b. Responsibility: its different aspects and dual nature.
c. Mutual correlation of autonomy and responsibility in ethics.
2. Collaborative character of decision making in medicine
a. Autonomy and patient’s right to self-determination in treatment.
i. Autonomy and paternalism.
ii. Autonomy as a right and an obligation.
b. The patient’s right to refuse a healthcare provider’s recommendation.
c. Special measures for protecting the rights and interests of socially and mentally disabled patients.
3. Patient autonomy and responsibilities in healthcare.
The range of patient responsibilities
a. Evaluation of patient's self abilities to self-motivation and self-control.