Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care / Edition 1

Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care / Edition 1

by Peter Angelos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792377265

ISBN-13: 9780792377269

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

This second edition addresses a variety of ethical issues that arise in the care of oncology patients. Many volumes have been written on medical ethics in the past 30 years. However, few have focused on ethical issues specific to the care of cancer patients. This book brings together such a focused examination. The contributors include clinicians, (doctors, nurses,

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This second edition addresses a variety of ethical issues that arise in the care of oncology patients. Many volumes have been written on medical ethics in the past 30 years. However, few have focused on ethical issues specific to the care of cancer patients. This book brings together such a focused examination. The contributors include clinicians, (doctors, nurses, and social workers), ethicists, medical humanists, medical educators, and a cancer survivor. The issues raised have direct relevance to the care of oncology patients in treatment as well as research settings. The chapters address issues that are central to contemporary medical practice and medical ethics inquiry.

Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care, Second Edition will have direct importance for practicing physicians, nurses and others caring for cancer patients. In addition, medical students, medical educators and ethicists will find this book of interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792377269
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Cancer Treatment and Research Ser.
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1Physicians and Cancer Patients: Communication and Advance Directives1
2Information is not Enough: The Place of Statistics in the Doctor-Patient Relationship13
3Cross-Cultural Issues in Caring for Patients with Cancer23
4Religious/Spiritual Concerns in Caring For the Cancer Patient39
5Are there Limits to Oncology Care? (Futility)49
6Role of Palliative Medicine in Cancer Patient Care65
7Informed Consent, The Cancer Patient, And Phase I Clinical Trials77
8The Ethical Lessons of Managed Care Applied to Clinical Trials91
9Kids and Cancer: Ethical Issues in Treating the Pediatric Oncology Patient99
10Does Reimbursement Affect Physician Decision Making?137
Index151

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