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End-of-life decisions in medical care : principles and policies for regulating the dying process

Author: Stephen W Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge bioethics and law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Those involved in end-of-life decision making must take into account both legal and ethical issues. This book starts with a critical reflection of ethical principles including ideas such as moral status, the value of life, acts and omissions, harm, autonomy, dignity and paternalism. It then explores the practical difficulties of regulating end-of-life decisions, focusing on patients, healthcare professionals, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Stephen W., 1973-
End-of-life decisions in medical care.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011044366
(OCoLC)757147651
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen W Smith
ISBN: 9781139233606 1139233602 9781139232067 1139232061 9780511793929 0511793928 1139230611 9781139230612
OCLC Number: 781421216
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Moral status --
The value of life --
Killing versus letting die and moral responsibility --
Autonomy and paternalism --
Beneficence, non-maleficence and harm --
Dignity --
A comprehensive ethical approach --
Introduction to Part Two --
Protection of patients --
The impact on health care practitioners --
Greater societal issues --
Slippery slope arguments --
Necessary procedural protections --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Cambridge bioethics and law.
Responsibility: Stephen W. Smith.

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Stephen W. Smith explores the legal and ethical issues involved in end-of-life decision making.  Read more...

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