Despite the feelings of the doctors, the patient chooses to have the brain surgery to remove the tumor even though he could lose his memory.  The doctors respect the patient’s decision.

Season 1 Episode 4

1. What is the scope of a patient’s autonomy?

2. Do patients have the right to make decisions that, from the point of view of doctors, would not be wise?

3. Should doctors be obligated to respect the decisions of patients even if they consider those decisions unwise?