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Informed Consent: Autonomy and Self-Ownership. / Archard, David.

In: Journal of Applied Philosophy, Vol. 25, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 19-34.

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Archard, D 2008, 'Informed Consent: Autonomy and Self-Ownership', Journal of Applied Philosophy, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 19-34. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5930.2008.00394.x

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Archard, David. / Informed Consent: Autonomy and Self-Ownership. In: Journal of Applied Philosophy. 2008 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 19-34.

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