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The patient self-determination act : meeting the challenges in patient care

Author: Lawrence P Ulrich
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 1999
Series: Clinical medical ethics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 required medical facilities to provide patients with written notification of their right to refuse or consent to medical treatment. This title explains the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence P Ulrich
ISBN: 0878407472 9780878407477 0878407480 9780878407484
OCLC Number: 488858184
Description: xii, 351 s
Contents: Introduction 1. The Requirements of the Patient Self-Determination ActThe Explicit Demands of the LawThe Spirit of the Law 2. The Legal Background of the Patient Self-Determination ActEthics and the LawThe Case of Karen Ann QuinlanThe Case of William BartlingThe Case of Paul BrophyTHe Case of Nancy CruzanGeneral Implications 3. The Social and Technological Background for the Patient Self-Determination ActThe Expectations of HealthcareThe Physician-Patient RelationshipThe Technological Pressures on Healthcare DeliveryThe Difficulty of Limiting Technology in HealthcareHealthcare Costs and the Demands of Justice 4. The Human Context of the Patient Self-Determination ActThe Recognition of Human FinitudeThe Asseriotn of Personal DignityThe Role of the Virtues in Conducting the Moral Life 5. The Institutional Context of the Patient Self-Determination ActThe Social Obligations of InstitutionsThe Mission of the InstitutionHealthcare Institutions as Center of Education 6. The Ethical Foundations of the Patient Self-Determination ActThe Supporting Principles of BioethicsThe Role of the Virtues in Clinical DecisionsInformed ConsentDecisional CapacityThe Right to Refuse TreatmentDemands for TreatmentClinical FutilityAn Integration of Ethical Issues 7. Advance DirectivesThe Nature of Advance DirectivesThe Social Justification for Advance DirectivesGeneral Problems with Advance DirectivesAdvantages and Disadvantages of Advance DirectivesWriting an Advance DirectiveContent of Advance DirectivesAssistance in Writing Advance Directives 8. The Roles of Healthcare ProfessionalsPreparing the ProfessionalThe Role of the PhysicianThe Role of Social Services and ChaplaincyThe Role of NursingPerspective 9. The Role of the Responsible PatientSetting the StageThe Moral Responsibility for Making DecisionsDeveloping a Life of VirtueEssential Virtues of the Responsible PatientSummary Conclusion Index
Series Title: Clinical medical ethics
Responsibility: Lawrence P. Ulrich

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Brings some light to those lost in the darkness of properly defining the boundaries of the patient's role in the health care decision making process ... offers a wealth of knowledge to bioethicists, Read more...

 
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