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The Oxford handbook of ethics at the end of life

Author: Stuart J Youngner; Robert M Arnold
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook explores the topic of death and dying from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the United States. The chapters examine a range of ethical topics related to death, dying, palliative care and decision-making at the end of life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Oxford handbook of ethics at the end of life
(DLC) 2016003939
(OCoLC)938707880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart J Youngner; Robert M Arnold
ISBN: 9780199976263 0199976260 9780190628642 0190628642 9780199983643 019998364X
OCLC Number: 960166286
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction; Section I Clinical and Legal Issues; 1. Legal Issues in Death and Dying: How Rights and Autonomy Have Shaped Clinical Practice; 2. "So What Do You Want Us to Do?" Patients' Rights, Unintended Consequences, and the Surrogate's Role; 3. Death at the Beginning: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; 4. Dying Children and the Kindness of Strangers; 5. Medical Futility and Potentially Inappropriate Treatment; 6. Conscientious Objection; 7. Continuous Sedation at the End of Life; 8. The Ethics of Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff 9. Disorders of Consciousness and Neuro-​Palliative Care: Toward an Expanded Scope of Practice for the Field; 10. Ethical Issues in Prognosis and Prognostication; Section II Theoretical, Cultural, and Psychosocial Issues; 11. The Smell of Chlorine: Coming to Terms with Death; 12. Talking and Working with Dying Patients: True Grief and Loss; 13. The Nature of Suffering; 14. On Our Difficulties Speaking to and About the Dying; 15. The Cost of Dying Among the Elderly in the United States: Ethical Issues; 16. Death, Dying, and the Disabled; 17. The Effect of Social Media on End-​of-​Life Decision Making; 18. Cultural Factors; 19. Ethnicity as a Factor; 20. Reframing Care in End-​of-​Life Care: Helpful Themes from a Catholic-​Christian Understanding of Death; Section III Physician-​Assisted Death; 21. Physician-​Assisted Death in the Netherlands; 22. The Case Against Physician-​Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia; 23. Goodbye, Thomas: The Case for Physician-​Assisted Dying; 24. Depression and the Desire to Die Near the End of Life; Section IV The Emergence of Palliative Care and Hospice; 25. Hospice and Palliative Care: Developments, Differences, and Challenges; 26. Potential Perils to the Promise of Specialty Palliative Care; 27. Marketing Palliative Care.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart J. Youngner and Robert M. Arnold.

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