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End of life choices : consensus and controversy

Author: Fiona Randall; R S Downie
Publisher: Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Developments are taking place in palliative care in which 'patient choice' has become a central idea, and patients have an enlarged idea of their best interests. This book creates debate among all  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Randall; R S Downie
ISBN: 9780199547333 0199547335
OCLC Number: 609995424
Description: xiii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PART 1 ; Introduction ; 1. Patient choice and consent ; 2. Choice and best interests: clinical decision-making in end of life care ; 3. Three logical distinctions in decision-making ; 4. Choice and best interests: life-prolonging treatments ; 5. Choice and best interests: symptom control and the maintenance of function ; 6. Choice and best interests: sedation to relieve otherwise intractable symptoms (terminal sedation) ; Conclusions to Part 1 ; PART 2 - CONTROVERSIES ; Introduction ; 7. Choice and advance care planning: definition, professional responsibility ; 8. Preferred place of care and death ; 9. Choice, assisted suicide and euthanasia ; 10. Best interests: extended senses ; General conclusions
Responsibility: Fiona Randall, R.S. Downie.
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