In his article, Fr. McCormick underscores the dangers of isolating a "right" from the environment in which it is exercised and from other, possibly superseding, "rights." He then goes on to a discussion of the physician So right to autonomy in its full context.
McCormick, Richard A.
"Autonomy and Coercion: Moral Values in Medical Practice,"
The Linacre Quarterly: Vol. 39
, Article 10.
Available at: http://epublications.marquette.edu/lnq/vol39/iss2/10