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The philosophy of palliative care : critique and reconstruction.

Author: Fiona Randall; R S Downie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The philosophy of palliative care has long remained undisputed by health care professionals and philosophers. This book reviews the ethical problems inherent within care of the terminally ill. It suggests a new philosophy statement that could improve clinical care and take the specialty forward.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Randall; R S Downie
ISBN: 9780191730535 019173053X
OCLC Number: 1109044520
Language Note: English.
Notes: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
Awards: Winner of Winner, Medical Journalists Association Award 2007, Specialist Category.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 236 p.)
Contents: Roots, traditions, and philosophy --
Quality of life --
Autonomy, dignity, respect, and the patient centred approach --
Relatives --
Control of symptoms and prolongation of life --
Resuscitation and advance statements --
Assessment and treatment of psychosocial and spiritual problems --
Resource allocation --
Critique and reconstruction : some suggestions for a better way.
Other Titles: philosophy of palliative care

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