Ethical and legal considerations

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson

in Respiratory Disease

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ISBN: 9780199564033
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726217 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Ethical and legal considerations

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Principles of ethical decision-making - Legal context - Assessment of mental capacity - Assessment of best interests - Advance and proxy decisions - Withholding and withdrawing treatment - Truth-telling and collusion - Further reading

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Palliative Medicine

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