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Advance Care Planning and Surrogate Decision-Making

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 23423 words.

Adult patients are presumed to possess decision-making capacity, but when they are unable to make their own decisions—which is especially frequent in the context of serious illness—ideally...

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Clinical Practice of Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 14789 words.

Communication, cultural sensitivity, and respect for spirituality undergird the practice of palliative care. Clinicians must appreciate the nuance of communicating complex diagnoses and...

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Death and Organ Donation

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 11925 words.

The concept of death by neurological criteria (i.e., brain death) was formulated in 1968 to describe a state of complete and irreversible loss of brain function. While there remain...

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Ethical and legal considerations

Edwina Brown, Fliss Murtagh, Emma Murphy and Max Watson.

in Kidney Disease

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nephrology; Medical Ethics. 7086 words.

Principles of ethical decisions - A process of ethical decision-making - Choosing conservative management of ESKD - Renal replacement therapy and the elderly - Truth telling and collusion -...

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Ethical issues in stroke care

Hugh Markus, Anthony Pereira and Geoffrey Cloud.

in Stroke Medicine

January 2010; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Medical Ethics. 3629 words.

Background and legal framework 506

Confidentiality 507

Capacity 508

Consent 512

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Ethics

Vic Larcher and Franco Carnevale.

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Palliative Medicine; Medical Ethics. 12304 words.

This chapter is concerned with the ethical considerations that pertain to how our society responds to children whose lives are limited. Not all societies will respond, or have responded, in...

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Ethics and Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 10299 words.

While ethics and palliative care have always been core components of the practice of medicine, each was only recently recognized as a distinct field. Both emerged from the twentieth-century...

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Ethics in Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 584 pages.

No specialty faces more diverse and challenging ethical dilemmas than palliative medicine. What is the best way to plan ahead for the end of life? How should physicians respond when...

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Ethics of Child and Adolescent Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 12586 words.

Over the course of childhood a patient’s decision-making capacity evolves. While eighteen is the age of majority in most states, younger patients may well have the ability to process...

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Ethics of Neonatal Palliative Care

Robert C. Macauley.

in Ethics in Palliative Care

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making; Medical Ethics. 14403 words.

Neonatal palliative care is unique by virtue of some of the treatment methods only utilized in this age group and also the increasingly recognized uncertainty of prognosis. Often neonates...

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