Casebook on the Termination of Life-sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying

Casebook on the Termination of Life-sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying

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""The cases are presented in a concise and interesting manner... highlights the emerging consciousness of the importance of the contractual arrangement between physician and patient... "" --Journal of the American Medical Association""The cases presented are interesting ones, and the commentaries are uniformly lucid.... Highly recommended... "" --Religious Studies Review""Cohen contributes a well-selected collection of cases and commentaries which are presented in a crisp style... it is likely to have a real impact."" --EthicsTwenty-six reports based on actual cases with expert commentary that illuminate the ethical, medical, legal, and psychological contours of dilemmas surrounding termination of treatment decisions. Cases involve patients, families, physicians, nurses, lawyers, and health care administrators. A companion volume to the Hastings Center's Guidelines.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 161.5 x 243.1 x 19.8mm | 512.58g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025331321X
  • 9780253313218

Table of contents

Preface Contributors Introduction PART ONE: MAKING TREATMENT DECISIONS-THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS 1. Whose Decision? The Case of Roy Gantos Susan M. Wolf 2. A Question of Capacity: The Case of Megan OORourke Dan W. Brock PART TWO: SPECIFIC TREATMENT MODALITIES A. LONG-TERM LIFE-SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY-VENTILATORS AND DIALYSIS 3. Communication Problems: The Case of Horace Berlin Eric J. Cassell 4. Ethics or the Law? The Case of Susan Pagari Harold Edgar 5. PirateOs Beer: The Case of Richard Fallon Bruce Jennings 6. But He Never Told Me Not To: The Case of Jim Adams Eric J. Cassell B. EMERGENCY INTERVENTIONS-CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND LIFE-THREATENING BLEEDING 7.Was She Ready to Die? The Case of Grandmother Chang Ruth Oratz 8. The Patient as Stranger: The Case of Mr. Jaworski David H. Miller 9. IOve Lived Long Enough: The Case of Sarah Green Paul Homer and Harry R. Moody 10. Life Versus Religious Liberty: The Case of Jamal Burke Susan M. Wolf C. MEDICAL PROCEDURES FOR SUPPLYING NUTRITION AND HYDRATION 11. Too Sick to Eat: The Case of Joseph Daniel Callahan 12. No Patient of Mine Will Ever Starve to Death!: The Case of Mrs. Franklin Lois K. Evans D. ANTIBIOTICS AND OTHER LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT 13. Shadows from the Holocaust: The Case of Rachel and David Bruce Jennings 14. The Old ManOs Friend: The Case of Carl Jurgen Ellen Olson E. PALLATIVE CARE AND THE RELIEF OF PAIN 15. Gambling on Palliation: The Case of Doris Van Cleve Ruth Oratz 16. Morpheus or Death: The Case of Nicholas Miklovich Joanne Lynn PART THREE: PROSPECTIVE PLANNING: ADVANCE DIRECTIVES 17. Poetic License: The Case of Theo Cynthia B. Cohen 18. Macho Man: The Case of Antonio Ruiz PART FOUR: DECLARING DEATH 19. Crossing Over: The Case of Mrs. Larson Ronald E. Cranford 20. The Long Dying: The Case of Flip Harrow Robert M. Veatch PART FIVE: POLICY CONSIDERATIONS A. ETHICS COMMITTEES 21. By What Authority? The Case of Mario Costanza Cynthai B. Cohen 22. Too Terrible to Accept: The Case of Maisie Wedmore Ronald E. Cranford B. INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES FOR PATIENT ADMISSIONS AND TRANSFERS 23. No Place Else to Go: The Case of Ernest Brown Joanne Lynn 24. Trapped in the System: The Case of Sam Jones Mathy Mezey C. THE USE OF ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS IN DECISIONS CONCERNING LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENTS 25. The Costs of Addiction: The Case of Rita Anderson Robert M. Veatch 26. When Is Patient Care Not Costworthy? The Case of Gertrude Handel Dan W. Brock Bibliography Index
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