Advance Directives in Medicine

Advance Directives in Medicine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275932336
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/19/1989
Series: Studies in Health and Human Values Series , #2
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

CHRIS HACKLER is Head of the Division of Medical Humanities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

RAY MOSELEY is Director of the Medical Humanities Program, University of Florida College of Medicine.

DOROTHY VAWTER is Research Associate at the Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Minnesota Health Center.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Advance Directives--An Overview

Advance Directives in Medicine: Choosing Among the Alternatives by John C. Moskop

Interpreting Proxy Directives: Clinical Decision-Making and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care by Eric T. Juengst and Carol J. Weil

Living Will Statutes: Good Public Policy? by W.D. White

A Framework for Legal Analysis of Advance Directives in Health Care by Robert B. Leflar

Do Living Will Statutes Embody a Claim Right or a Mere Privilige to Refuse Life-Prolonging Treatment? by William Soderberg

The Financial Enforcement of Living Wills: Putting Teeth into Natural Death Statutes by Michael A. Rieand H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

Advance Directives and Health Care for the Elderly by David C. Thomasma

Advance Directives and the Physician: Talking with Healthy Patients About Dying by John Harding

Talking with Patients About Advance Directives: The Role of the Primary Care Physician by Kent Davidson and Ray Moseley

Advance Directives and the Denial of Death: Should the Conflict be Resolved? by Stuart J. Youngner

Advance Directives and the Right to be Left Alone by H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

Advance Directives, Self-Determination, and Personal Identity by Rebecca S. Dresser

Advance Directives: Beyond Respect for Freedom by John Churchill

Literary Analogues to the Living Will by Howard Carter

Selected Bibliography

Information and Publications Concerning Advance Directives


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