Adolescent Alone: Decision Making in Health Care in the United States

Adolescent Alone: Decision Making in Health Care in the United States

by Jeffrey Blustein
     
 

A collection of essays addressing issues faced by youth and health care professionals in medical decision making.See more details below

Overview

A collection of essays addressing issues faced by youth and health care professionals in medical decision making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521652407
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the adolescent alone: 'you got nobody in your corner' Carol Levine, Jeffrey Blustein and Nancy Dubler; Part I. The Adolescent Alone: Who and How? Audrey Smith Rogers and Susan Newcomer; 2. Adolescent development: implications for adolescents alone Nancy Leffert and Anne Petersen; 3. The health of American adolescents: current issues and service gaps Neal Hoffman; 4. Health care for the adolescent alone: a legal landscape Abigail English; 5. Valid consent to treatment and the unsupervised adolescent Jeffrey Blustein and Jonathan Moreno; 6. The impact of growing up orphaned on decision-making capacity Francine Cournos; 7. The experience of coming out among gay and lesbian youth: adolescents alone? Andrew Boxer, Judith Cook and Gilbert Herdt; 8. Lives in the balance: a profile of homeless youth in New York city Michael Clatts, Deborah Hillman, Aylin Atillasoy and W. Rees Davis; 9. Adolescents and medical decision making: observations of a medical anthropologist Betty Levin; Part II. Introduction: Case 1. Consent and the Limits of Staff as 'Family' Abigail English; Case 2. Placing an Unplaceable Teen Cathy Cramer, Linda Freeman and Audrey Rogers; Case 3. An Adolescent's Contested Wish for a Kidney Transplant Jeffrey Blustein and Susan Coupey; Case 4. Saying 'No' to Treatment in Terminal Illness Jonathan Moreno and Ken Schonberg; Case 5. Consent and an Informal Guardian Peter Millock and Donna Futterman; Case 6. Does 'Nonjudgmental' Care Include Prescribing Hormones? Andrew Boxer and Michael Clatts; Case 7. An Adolescent's Decisions about Reproduction and HIV Transmission Francine Cournos and Nancy Dubler; Case 8. Family and Culture in HIV Care for a Latino Adolescent Luis H. Zayas; Case 9. Consent by Antisocial Adolescents: Defining the 'Least Bad' Option Michael Pawel; Part III. Ethics Guidelines for Health Care Providers on Treating 'Adolescents Alone' Jeffrey Blustein, Nancy Dubler and Carol Levine.

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