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Ethical Dilemmas For Critically Ill Babies

Author : Eduard Verhagen
ISBN : 9789401773607
Genre : Philosophy
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Most neonates who now survive intensive care would have died 50 years ago, and “nature” would have decided the outcomes, making ethical discussions about initiating or withholding resuscitation irrelevant. Medical developments in neonatology have changed the way we respond to diseases of neonates, to their illness, and to their parents. Not only as physicians, but also as a society. Decisions on when to start, withhold, or withdraw life-saving interventions in critically ill neonates are among the most difficult decisions in pediatric practice. These decisions are fraught with ethical dilemmas, for example deciding whether withholding intensive care –leading to death- is superior to uncertain survival with a risk of disability and the additional burden of intensive care. This book covers important ethical questions that arise in neonatal intensive care units. Questions such as, whether to intervene medically and whether we are good at predicting the outcome of fragile neonates; whether a medical intervention should be withheld or withdrawn, and who should be primarily responsible for these decisions and how?

A Critical Examination Of Ethics In Health Care And Biomedical Research

Author : Richard M. Zaner
ISBN : 9783319183329
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a critical examination of certain basic issues and themes crucial to understanding how ethics currently interfaces with health care and biomedical research. Beginning with an overview of the field, it proceeds through a delineation of such key notions as trust and uncertainty, dialogue involving talk and listening, the vulnerability of the patient against the asymmetric power of the health professional, along with professional and individual responsibility. It emphasizes several themes fundamental to ethics and health care: (1) the work of ethics requires strict focus on the specific situational understanding of each involved person. (2) Moral issues, at least those intrinsic to each clinical encounter, are presented solely within the contexts of their actual occurrence; therefore, ethics must not only be practical but empirical in its approach. (3) Each particular situation is in its own way imprecise and uncertain and the different types and dimensions of imprecision and uncertainty are critical for everyone involved. (4) Finally, medicine and health care more broadly are governed by the effort to make sense of the healer’s experiences with the patient, whose own experiences and interpretations are ingredient to what the healer seeks to understand and eventually treat. In addition to providing a way to develop ethical considerations in clinical life and research projects, the book proposes that narratives provide the finest way to state and grapple with these themes and issues, whether in classrooms or real-life situations. It concludes with a prospective analysis of newly emerging issues presented by and within the new genetics, which, together within a focus on the phenomenon of birth, leads to an clearer understanding of human life.

Handbook On Ethical Issues In Aging

Author : Tanya F. Johnson
ISBN : 0313287260
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Because long-term aging has created a "new generation" of older adults, some new issues are emerging which need to be addressed from an ethical perspective--elder abuse, physician assisted suicide, dementia, intergenerational equity, guardianship, and living wills. Johnson offers both a resource on ethics and aging with a historical perspective and policy recommendations for the future with an ethical emphasis.

New Directions In The Ethics Of Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

Author : Michael Cholbi
ISBN : 9783319220505
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

Principles And Practice Of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Author : A. Leland Albright
ISBN : 3131146923
Genre : Child
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Comprehensive text of pediatric neurosurgery. Topics include: neurological examination of the newborn, infant, and child; congenital and developmental disorders; neoplasms; trauma; cerebrovascular disease; functional disorders and their treatment; infectious diseases; and more.

Psychiatry Law And Ethics

Author : Amnon Carmi
ISBN : MINN:31951001290972C
Genre : Law
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End Of Life Decisions In Medical Care

Author : Stephen W. Smith
ISBN : 9781107005389
Genre : Law
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Stephen W. Smith explores the legal and ethical issues involved in end-of-life decision making.

Drugs And Alcohol

Author : Amnon Carmi
ISBN : 0387158383
Genre : Social Science
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National Library Of Medicine Current Catalog

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01092868P
Genre : Medicine
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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888533
Genre : American literature
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