The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

by Fiona Randall, R. S. Downie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198567367

ISBN-13: 9780198567363

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The philosophy of palliative care has long remained undisputed by health care professionals and philosophers. This unique book reviews the ethical problems inherent within care of the terminally ill. It suggests a new philosophy statement that could improve clinical care and take the specialty forward.

Overview

The philosophy of palliative care has long remained undisputed by health care professionals and philosophers. This unique book reviews the ethical problems inherent within care of the terminally ill. It suggests a new philosophy statement that could improve clinical care and take the specialty forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198567363
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Framework and concepts
1. Root, traditions and philosophy
2. Quality of life
3. Autonomy, dignity, respect and the patient centred approach
4. Relatives
Interventions, effectiveness and cost
5. Control of symptoms and prolongation of life
6. Resuscitation and advance statements
7. Assessment and treatment of psychosocial and spiritual problems
8. Resource allocation
Critique and reconstruction: some suggestions for a better way
9. Critique and reconstruction: some suggestions for a better way

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