Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care

Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care

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Many volumes have been written on medical ethics in the past 30 years. However, few have focused on ethical issues specific to the care of cancer patients. This book brings together such a focused examination. The contributors include clinicians, ethicists, medical humanists and medical educators. The issues raised have direct relevance to the care of oncology patients in treatment as well as research settings. The chapters address issues that are central to contemporary medical practice and medical ethics inquiry. This work should have importance for practising physicians, nurses and others caring for cancer patients. In addition, medical students, medical educators and ethicists should find this book of interest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 161.5 x 248.4 x 15mm | 426.38g
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • index
  • 0792377265
  • 9780792377269

Table of contents

List of Contributors. Preface. 1. Physicians and Cancer Patients: Communication and Advance Directives; P. Angelos. 2. Information is not Enough: The Place of Statistics in the Doctor-Patient Relationship; K. Montgomery. 3. Cross-Cultural Issues in Caring for Patients with Cancer; T. Chambers. 4. Religious/Spiritual Concerns in Caring For the Cancer Patient; J.F. Bresnahan, J.M. Merrill. 5. Are there Limits to Oncology Care? (Futility); G.R. Shapiro. 6. Role of Palliative Medicine in Cancer Patient Care; C.F. von Gunten, J. Martinez. 7. Informed Consent, The Cancer Patient, And Phase I Clinical Trials; C.K. Daugherty. 8. The Ethical Lessons of Managed Care Applied to Clinical Trials; S. Hellman. 9. Kids and Cancer: Ethical Issues in Treating the Pediatric Oncology Patient; S.E. Friebert, E.D. Kodish. 10. Does Reimbursement Affect Physician Decision Making? C.L. Bennett, T.J. Stinson. Index.
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From the reviews of the second edition:

"The contributors to this book deal with a variety of ethical issues related to the care of cancer patients in an accessible, nontechnical manner. ... The authors' varied backgrounds make the book, which is intended for physicians, nurses, students, educators and ethicists, accessible to a wide range of readers. ... the inclusion of a cancer survivor as a contributor makes the book of interest to cancer sufferers and other patients who want to understand the perspectives of their caregivers." (Becket Gremmels, Doody's Review Service, February 2008)
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