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Ethics in End-Of-Life Decisions in Social Work Practice / Edition 1
     

Ethics in End-Of-Life Decisions in Social Work Practice / Edition 1

by Ellen L. Csikai, Elizabeth Chaitin
 

ISBN-10: 0925065528

ISBN-13: 9780925065520

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

For social workers, Csikai (social work, U. of Alabama) and Chaitin (medical ethics and palliative care services, U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center) address current ethical issues in decision making at the end of life, including the philosophies behind bioethics, advanced care planning, hospice and palliative care, organ donation, ethical analysis, and privacy,

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For social workers, Csikai (social work, U. of Alabama) and Chaitin (medical ethics and palliative care services, U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center) address current ethical issues in decision making at the end of life, including the philosophies behind bioethics, advanced care planning, hospice and palliative care, organ donation, ethical analysis, and privacy, confidentiality, truth-telling, and medical error. Also discussed are the definition of death, the significance of religion and culture, life-sustaining treatment, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and resolving ethical dilemmas. The NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care is supplied in the appendix. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780925065520
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
RF
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
261

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