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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:   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 Act The Explicit Demands of the Law The Spirit of the Law 2. The Legal Background of the Patient Self-Determination Act Ethics and the Law The Case of Karen Ann Quinlan The Case of William Bartling The Case of Paul Brophy THe Case of Nancy Cruzan General Implications 3. The Social and Technological Background for the Patient Self-Determination Act The Expectations of Healthcare The Physician-Patient Relationship The Technological Pressures on Healthcare Delivery The Difficulty of Limiting Technology in Healthcare Healthcare Costs and the Demands of Justice 4. The Human Context of the Patient Self-Determination Act The Recognition of Human Finitude The Asseriotn of Personal Dignity The Role of the Virtues in Conducting the Moral Life 5. The Institutional Context of the Patient Self-Determination Act The Social Obligations of Institutions The Mission of the Institution Healthcare Institutions as Center of Education 6. The Ethical Foundations of the Patient Self-Determination Act The Supporting Principles of Bioethics The Role of the Virtues in Clinical Decisions Informed Consent Decisional Capacity The Right to Refuse Treatment Demands for Treatment Clinical Futility An Integration of Ethical Issues 7. Advance Directives The Nature of Advance Directives The Social Justification for Advance Directives General Problems with Advance Directives Advantages and Disadvantages of Advance Directives Writing an Advance Directive Content of Advance Directives Assistance in Writing Advance Directives 8. The Roles of Healthcare Professionals Preparing the Professional The Role of the Physician The Role of Social Services and Chaplaincy The Role of Nursing Perspective 9. The Role of the Responsible Patient Setting the Stage The Moral Responsibility for Making Decisions Developing a Life of Virtue Essential Virtues of the Responsible Patient Summary 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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