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Ethical and legal considerations

Edwina Brown, Fliss Murtagh, Emma Murphy and Max Watson

in Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695690
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740916 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199695690.003.0012

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Ethical and legal considerations

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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 - Legal considerations: consent and capacity - Lasting power of attorney and court-appointed deputies - Advance decisions to refuse treatment - Multicultural issues

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Nephrology ; Medical Ethics

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