Ethical issues in stroke care

Hugh Markus, Anthony Pereira and Geoffrey Cloud

in Stroke Medicine

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Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199218776
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726095 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Ethical issues in stroke care

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Background and legal framework 506

Confidentiality 507

Capacity 508

Consent 512

Withholding treatment and withdrawing medical treatment 514

Persistent vegetative state (PVS) 516

Brainstem death 517

Resuscitation (CPR) decisions 518

Palliative care 519

Deaths reportable to the UK Coroner 520

When making any clinical decision, a healthcare professional needs to be sure that they are firmly on the ‘playing field of medical ethics’ which has as its boundaries the four cornerstones of: ...

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Subjects: Neurology ; Medical Ethics

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