Death Rites

Autor: Robert Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134826311
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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Law And Nursing E Book

Autor: Jean McHale
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702037710
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new and fully updated edition of this leading textbook places law in the context of nursing practice today. Recent developments examined include the Human Tissue Act 2004, which regulates the use of human material for research and transplantation purposes; the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which regulates treatment concerning patients lacking mental capacity; new developments in patient safety and risk management; and the revised NHS patient complaints system. Up to date information on: The revised NHS patient complaints system; Human Tissue Act 2004; Mental Capacity Act 2005; and Developments in patient safety and risk management Accessible, up to date account of the law and its application to nursing practice Coverage of controversial subject areas such as assisted suicide Information on nurse prescribing

The Oxford Handbook Of Ethics At The End Of Life

Autor: Robert M. Arnold
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199974411
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This handbook explores the topic of death and dying from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the United States. In this period, technology has radically changed medical practices and the way we die as structures of power have been reshaped by the rights claims of African Americans, women, gays, students, and, most relevant here, patients. Respecting patients' values has been recognized as the essential moral component of clinical decision-making. Technology's promise has been seen to have a dark side: it prolongs the dying process. For the first time in history, human beings have the ability control the timing of death. With this ability comes a responsibility that is awesome and inescapable. How we understand and manage this responsibility is the theme of this volume. The book comprises six sections. Section I examines how the law has helped shape clinical practice, emphasizing the roles of rights and patient autonomy. Section II focuses on specific clinical issues, including death and dying in children, continuous sedation as a way to relieve suffering at the end of life, and the problem of prognostication in patients who are thought to be dying. Section III considers psychosocial and cultural issues. Section IV discusses death and dying among various vulnerable populations such as the elderly and persons with disabilities. Section V deals with physician-assisted suicide and active euthanasia (lethal injection). Finally, Section VI looks at hospice and palliative care as a way to address the psychosocial and ethical problems of death and dying.

Death Rites And Rights

Autor: Belinda Brooks-Gordon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847313914
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Death has diverse religious, social, legal, and medical aspects and is one of the main areas in which medicine and the law intersect. In this volume, we ask: What is the meaning of death in contemporary Britain, and in other cultures, and how has it changed over time? The essays in this collection tackle the diverse ways in which death is now experienced in modern society, in the process answering a wide variety of questions: How is death defined by law? Do the dead have legal rights? What is one allowed to have and not have done to one's body after death? What are the rights of next of kin in this respect? What compensation exists for death and how is death valued? What is happening to the law on euthanasia and suicide? Is there a human right to die? What is the principle of sanctity of life? What of criminal offences against the dead? How are the traditions of death still played out in religion? How have customs and traditions of the disposal of bodies and funerals changed? What happens to donated bodies in the biomedical setting where anatomical education is permitted? What processes are employed by police when investigating suspicious deaths? What of representations of death? These and other questions are the subject of this challenging and diverse set of essays.

Ethics At The End Of Life

Autor: Ralph Baergen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This anthology deftly introduces students to the massive medical ethics literature on end-of-life issues, such as refusal of treatment, surrogate decision making, resuscitation policies, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Although end-of-life issues are central, this text could be easily used as the basis for a much broader course in medical ethics. Each section's topic is introduced in an introductory essay that presents the central concepts, concerns, arguments, and positions. The selections that follow include the most influential work in each area, as well as ground-breaking newer essays. Essays have all been chosen for their accessibility to students and are augmented by the inclusion of a glossary of philosophical and medical terms. The discussions in each section are sensitive both to the clinical realities and the philosophical subtleties of each issue.

Palliative Care And End Of Life Decisions

Autor: G. Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137377399
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Total pain management mandates that an ethic of adjusted care be implemented at the end-stage of life which acknowledges ethically, legally, and clinically the use of terminal sedation as efficacious treatment.