Therapy Abatement, Autonomy and Futility: Ethical Decisions at the Edge of Life

Therapy Abatement, Autonomy and Futility: Ethical Decisions at the Edge of Life

by David Lamb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859722024

ISBN-13: 9781859722022

Pub. Date: 10/01/1995

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859722022
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. IIntroduction: Is Philosophy Relevant to Medical Decision Making?1
Ch. IITherapy Abatement and Euthanasia17
Ch. IIIAdvance Directives and Living Wills38
Ch. IV'Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate' Orders62
Ch. VFutile Therapy74
Ch. VINutrition and Hydration91
Ch. VIITherapy Abatement When Treatment is Expensive101
Ch. VIIIAutonomous Refusal112
Ch. IXAutonomy and Surrogacy128
Bibliography137
Index144

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