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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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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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Ethics of Prenatal 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. 6113 words.

Palliative care can begin before birth, as parents wrestle with a prenatal diagnosis of a serious condition. The options are not limited to terminating the pregnancy or providing maximal...

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Exploring Gender and Cultural, Socioecological Considerations in Psycho-Oncology

Kimlin Tam Ashing, Judy Huei-yu Wang, Marshalee George and Clement K. Gwede.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 5500 words.

The field of psychosocial oncology must respond to the needs of increasingly diverse cancer patient and survivor populations. Taking a health equity approach, this chapter reviews the...

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Female Caregivers of Male Cancer Patients

Terry Badger and Chris Segrin.

in Gender in Psycho-Oncology

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychosocial Interventions and Psychotherapy; Clinical Oncology; Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making. 6971 words.

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is a relationship, rather than an individual problem, because there is a patient and often an informal caregiver. In terms of male cancer patients and...

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