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Conflicts of Care: Hospital Ethics Committees in the USA and Germany

Conflicts of Care: Hospital Ethics Committees in the USA and Germany

by Helen Kohlen


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ISBN-13: 9783593388144
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Publication date: 06/15/2009
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Helen Kohlen is junior professor for care policy, ethics, and community nursing at the Theological-Philosophical University of Vallendar, Germany.

Table of Contents

I           State of the Art, Theoretical Framework and Methodological Considerations
1              State of the Art in Social Science Research
2              Theoretical Framework and Research Design
3              Method and Sources of Information   
First Part- Historical Analysis
Bioethics and Hospital Ethics Committees 
II          US- American Bioethics and the Move into the Practical Arena
1              “Bioethics is not just Bioethics”: Its Make and (Un) Concerns 
2              The Move of Bioethics into the Practical Arena: “Strangers at the Bedside” 
III        Traces and Beginnings of Institutionalised Consultation by Committees: Local and
1              Traces of Institutionalised Consultation Committees 
2              From Professional Ethical Standards to Governmental Intervention
IV        The Development of Contemporary Hospital Ethics Committees from the US to Germany 
1              The Story of  Karen Quinlan
2              Multidisciplinary Advisory Committees as Physicians’ Prognosis Committees
3              Types of Hospital Ethics Committees: From an Ad-hoc Committee to an Optimum Care Committee at Boston Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) 
4              The President’s Commission and its Support of Hospital Ethics Committees
5              From the “Baby Does’ Cases” to Infant Bioethical Review Committees
6              Statutory Authority for Hospital Ethics Committees, Bureaucratisation and Evaluation
7              The Talk and its Performance in Hospital Ethics Committees  
8              The German Development: A Re-Make of the US- American Model                                                                           
Second Part - Relational Analysis
Care and Hospital Ethics Committees
V         Transitions of the Care–Ethics-Debate and Nursing since 1980   
1              Caring as a Women orientated Ethics and a Feminine Concept 
2              Caring as a Foundational Concept for a Theory of Nursing Ethics 
3              Care Ethics from a Nursing Perspective in Germany 
VI        Feminist and Nursing Studies in Care- Ethics since 1990  
1              Caring as a Social Practice from a Feminist Political Science Perspective 
2              Nursing Practices of Care: Competence and Clinical Realizations

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