The Resource End-of-life decisions in medical care : principles and policies for regulating the dying process, Stephen W. Smith

End-of-life decisions in medical care : principles and policies for regulating the dying process, Stephen W. Smith

Label
End-of-life decisions in medical care : principles and policies for regulating the dying process
Title
End-of-life decisions in medical care
Title remainder
principles and policies for regulating the dying process
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Those involved in end-of-life decision making must take into account both legal and ethical issues. This book starts with a critical reflection of ethical principles including ideas such as moral status, the value of life, acts and omissions, harm, autonomy, dignity and paternalism. It then explores the practical difficulties of regulating end-of-life decisions, focusing on patients, healthcare professionals, the wider community and issues surrounding 'slippery slope' arguments. By evaluating the available empirical evidence, the author identifies preferred ways to regulate decisions and minimise abuses at the end of life, and outlines an ethical theory which can provide practical guidance for those engaged in end-of-life decisions"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
R726
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge bioethics and law
Label
End-of-life decisions in medical care : principles and policies for regulating the dying process, Stephen W. Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moral status -- The value of life -- Killing versus letting die and moral responsibility -- Autonomy and paternalism -- Beneficence, non-maleficence and harm -- Dignity -- A comprehensive ethical approach -- Introduction to Part Two -- Protection of patients -- The impact on health care practitioners -- Greater societal issues -- Slippery slope arguments -- Necessary procedural protections -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn781421216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139230612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26303735
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)781421216
  • cbo0511793928

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