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Deciding for others : the ethics of surrogate decision making

Author: Allen E Buchanan; Dan W Brock
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series: Studies in philosophy and health policy.
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This book is the most comprehensive treatment available of one of the most urgent problems in bioethics: decision-making for incompetents.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buchanan, Allen E., 1948-
Deciding for others.
Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)802299841
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen E Buchanan; Dan W Brock
ISBN: 052132422X 9780521324229 0521311969 9780521311960
OCLC Number: 19670049
Description: xv, 422 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I. Theory: 1. Competence and incompetence; 2. The primary ethical framework: patient-centered principles; 3. Advance directives, personhood, and personal identity; 4. Distributive justice and the incompetent; Part II. Application: 5. Minors; 6. The elderly; 7. The mentally ill; Looking forward; Appendix 1: living trust and nomination of conservatorship; Appendix 2: durable power of attorney for health care; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Studies in philosophy and health policy.
Responsibility: Allen E. Buchanan and Dan W. Brock.
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"Few problems in medicine so puzzle and pain families, healthcare workers, and officials as much as those about making decisions for incompetent people. Allen Buchanan and Dan Brock have made a Read more...

 
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