Bringing the Hospital Home: Ethical and Social Implications of High-Tech Home Care / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Johns Hopkins University Press
High-technology medical devices--for treatments such as kidney dialysis, total parenteral nutrition, the infusion of antibiotics, and respiratory ventilation--are making it possible for people with chronically acute conditions to live longer. And with the current fiscal pressures to reduce the length of hospital stays, these people are being discharged to their homes, assisted by portable life-support systems. The introduction of high-tech devices into the home setting, however, poses a new set of ethical and social challenges.
Bringing the Hospital Home was conceived to examine these issues and to spur public discussion of them. The book brings together scholars, clinicians, and advocates from a variety of fields to address topics that include the natures and uses of the technologies, the impact of high-tech home care on patients and families, policy questions that influence program design, health economics, and death and dying in the home.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
John D. Arras is associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and adjunct associate professor of philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Table of Contents
Contents and Contributors: Ethical Implications of High-Tech Home Care John D. Arras and Nancy Neveloff Dubler • The History of Respirators and Total Parenteral Nutrition in the Home and Their Use in Children Today Alex Okun • Chimeras and Odysseys: Toward Understanding the Technologically Dependent Child Arthur F. Kohrman • Oncology and High-Tech Home Care, David Pfister • Issues in Long-Term and High-Tech Home Care for Persons with HIV Infection/AIDS Angela McCabe, Josephine Paredes, and David Pfister • Psychological, Social, and Ethical Issues in Home Care of Terminally Ill Patients: The Impact of Technology Sherry R. Schachter and Jimmie C. Holland • High-Tech Home Care for Elderly Persons: What, Why, and How Much? Lidia Pousada • High-Tech Home Care for Elderly Persons: Issues and Recommendations Jeanie Kayser-Jones • Moral Obligations or Moral Support for High-Tech Home Care? Nel Noddings • Transforming Homes and Hospitals William Ruddick • Problems and Protocols for Dying at Home in a High-Tech Environment Marshall B. Kapp • High-Tech Home Care in Context: Organization, Quality, and Ethical Ramifications Rosalie A. Kane • The Economic Impact of High-Tech Home Care Peter S. Arno, Karen Bonuck, and Robert Padgug • Justice and Access to High-Tech Home Care Norman Daniels