Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

By No Extraordinary Means. Expanded edition ed. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press; 1989. 1174131. 10. McCann RM, Hall W], Groth-]uncker A. Comfort care for terminally ill patients: the appropriate use of nutrition and hydration.

Author: Bernard Lo

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781451176407

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical issues. Readers then explore a wide range of real-world ethical dilemmas, each accompanied by expert guidance on salient issues and how to approach them. The book’s two-color design improves retention of material for visual learners. An accompanying website lets readers access the full text, along with features designed to reinforce understanding and test knowledge. New to the Fifth Edition: This edition includes new discussions of ethical issues as they relate to clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine, electronic medical records, genetic testing, and opioid prescription. The book also includes an increased focus on ethical issues in ambulatory care. Readers will also find more detailed analysis of cases, more examples of ethical reasoning, more highlight pages relating clinical ethics to emergency medicine, oncology, palliative care, and family medicine. Also new are discussions of quality improvement and use of advance care planning rather than advance directives.

No Place Like Home

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Author: Jennifer A. Parks

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109675

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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"No Place Like Home? combines the rigorous scholarship of an academic feminist philosopher with the 'close to the ground' insights that come from bathing, feeding, and caring for older people as a home care aide. This book develops recent work in feminist philosophy that attends to both care and justice to propose a way to reform home care to reduce its exploitative qualities while assuring that it is more than 'bed and body' work." -- Martha B. Holstein, Visiting Scholar, Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Illinois, Chicago and co-editor, Ethics and Community Based Elder Care "For a scathing critique of how American society abuses both those who receive home-based care as well as those who provide it, and a sophisticated vision of how we might move toward a more just future, there's no book like No Place Like Home?." -- James Lindemann Nelson, co-author of Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families "[Jennifer Parks's] critique of current practices and institutions is thorough and accurate, benefiting both from her own experience as a homecare worker and the philosophically sophisticated tools she brings to bear on it." -- Laura Purdy, Professor of Philosophy, Wells College In this provocative new book, Jennifer A. Parks analyzes practices in the home health care industry and concludes that they are highly exploitative of both workers and patients. Under the existing system, underpaid workers are expected to perform tasks for which they are inadequately trained, in unreasonably short periods of time. This situation, Parks argues, harms workers and puts home health care patients at risk. To the extent that the majority of patients and workers in home health care are women, she turns to feminist ethics for an alternative approach. Through an understanding of individuals as social beings with obligations to others, and of home health care as a public good, Parks explains how to develop the social benefits of good home health care and increase the role of government in providing financial support and regulatory oversight.

When Doctors Say No

By No Extraordinary Means : The Choice to Forgo Life - Sustaining Food and Water , Expanded Edition William F. May . ... Physician - Assisted Suicide WHEN DOCTORS SAY NO THE BATTLEGROUND OF MEDICAL FUTILITY SUSAN.

Author: Susan B. Rubin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112966

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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"The book is a fine addition to the world of academic medical ethics... Readers... will come away with some of the tools for further debate." -- Publishers Weekly "Susan B. Rubin's splendid new book... offers positive, humane solutions to the frustrations that have given rise to the futility debate." -- Carl Elliott, Medical Humanities Review "Rubin offers a thorough and thought-provoking exploration of the concept of futility as a basis for medical decisions." -- Choice "... [the] brilliant analysis found in Rubin's [book] couldn't be more timely.... When Doctors Say No is the most thorough philosophical rebuttal to be found in the literature of medical futility as the basis for unilateral decisionmaking by physicians." -- Charles Weijer, Canadian Medical Association Journal Should physicians be permitted to unilaterally refuse to provide treatment that they deem futile? Even if the patient, or the patient's family, insists that everything possible must be done? In this book, philosopher and bioethicist Rubin examines this controversial issue. She offers a critique of the concept of medical futility and the debate surrounding it, and she calls for more public debate about the underlying issues at stake for all of us -- patients, families, health care providers, insurers, and society at large.

By No Extraordinary Means

. . compelling. . . . This book might have been called 'No Easy Answers.' Each of the contributors writes with undisguised urgency. . . . [W]e should face up to these issues now. By No Extraordinary Means will serve as an impetus and guide.

Author: Joanne Lynn

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253205174

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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. . . compelling. . . . This book might have been called 'No Easy Answers.' Each of the contributors writes with undisguised urgency. . . . [W]e should face up to these issues now. By No Extraordinary Means will serve as an impetus and guide. --New York Times Book Review This fine new book . . . thoughtfully written . . . well edited and cohesively integrated . . . will be valuable for physicians, nurses, nutritionists, attorneys, members of the clergy, policy makers, and members of the general public. --New England Journal of Medicine

Wondergenes

By No Extraordinary Means: The Choice to Forgo Life- Sustaining Food and Water, Expanded Edition William F. May. The Patient's Ordeal Richard W. Momeyer. Confronting Death Thomas H. Murray, Mark A. Rothstein, and Robert F. Murray, Jr., ...

Author: Maxwell J. Mehlman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111050

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Wondergenes not only imagines a future world in which genetic enhancement is the norm, but asserts that this future has already begun. Genetically engineered substances are already in use by athletes, in vitro fertilization already provides the primitive means by which parents can "select" an embryo, and the ability to create new forms of genetically engineered human beings is not far off. What happens when gene therapy becomes gene enhancement? Who will benefit and who might be left behind? What are the costs to our values and beliefs, and to the future of our society? To answer these questions, Maxwell J. Mehlman provides an overview of the scientific advances that have led to the present state of genetic enhancement and explains how these advances will be used in the future to redefine what we think of as a normal human being. He explores the ethical dilemmas already facing researchers and medical practitioners, and the dilemmas we will all be expected to face. In his forecast of the dangers inherent in this technology, he is particularly concerned with the emergence of a "genobility" made up of those able to afford increasingly expensive enhancement. Wondergenes is a serious, accessible introduction to the social and personal implications of genetic engineering. Mehlman weighs the social and economic costs of the many proposals to regulate or limit genetic engineering and provides six concrete policy recommendations -- from professional licensing to a ban on germ-line enhancement -- that propose to make the future of genetic enhancement more equitable and safe.

Children Ethics and Modern Medicine

By No Extraordinary Means: The Choice to Forgo Life-Sustaining Food and Water, expanded edition William F. May. The Patient's Ordeal Richard W. Momeyer. Confronting Death Thomas H. Murray, Mark A. Rothstein, and Robert F. Murray, Jr., ...

Author: Richard B. Miller

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109927

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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"Because the discipline of medical ethics has developed with autonomy as its foundation, the field has ignored pediatric ethics. The book is resoundingly successful in its effort to rectify this problem.... [A] pleasure to read." -- Eric D. Kodish, M.D., Director, Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics, Case Western Reserve University Using a form of medical ethnography to investigate a variety of pediatric contexts, Richard B. Miller tests the fit of different ethical approaches in various medical settings to arrive at a new paradigm for how best to care for children. Miller contends that the principle of beneficence must take priority over autonomy in the treatment of children. Yet what is best for the child is a decision that doctors cannot make alone. In making and implementing such decisions, Miller argues, doctors must become part of a "therapeutic alliance" with families and the child undergoing medical care to come up with the best solution. Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine combines strong philosophical argumentation with firsthand knowledge of the issues facing children and families in pediatric care. This book will be an invaluable asset to medical ethicists and practitioners in pediatric care, as well as parents struggling with ethical issues in the care of their children.

Early Warning

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Author: David H. Smith

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253334012

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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This book presents twenty-nine case studies that identify the most important ethical issues likely to emerge from new technologies of genetic testing and develops a series of guidelines based on the case studies. The authors believe that guideline formation is dependent on case analysis and that any statement of general guidelines must follow from concrete, practical discussion of specific situations. For these reasons, the guidelines presented are rooted in the case discussions and follow from the resolution of the cases. By providing the clinical origins and rationale behind each of its recommendations, the book aims to provide guidance for thinking through the ethical issues as well as a starting point for development of additional guidelines.

Limits

By No Extraordinary Means : The Choice to Forgo Life - Sustaining Food and Water , Expanded Edition William F. May . The Patient's Ordeal Richard W. Momeyer . Confronting Death S. Kay Toombs , David Barnard ...

Author: Roger B. Dworkin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253113148

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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"An excellent resource for entry-level courses on bioethics for health care practitioners, law students, and physicians." -- Choice "Dworkin's provocative arguments... will challenge readers who have come to accept the law's intrusion as a necessary response to biomedical advances." -- New England Journal of Medicine "Important and refreshing. Dworkin's conclusions regarding the limited role of law (and especially legislation) may come as a surprise to many.... When popular and political views are almost evenly divided, looking to legislation for a solution is a mistake." -- Walter Wadlington The ethical and social dilemmas associated with abortion, sterilization, assisted reproduction, genetics, death and dying, and biomedical research have led many to turn to the legal system for solutions. Rogert Dworkin argues that resort to law often overlooks the limitations of legal institutions, and he suggests a more limited use of the legal system will produce more effective resolution of bioethical dilemmas.

Physician Assisted Suicide

Pursuing Parenthood : Ethical Issues in Assisted Reproduction Joanne Lynn , M.D. , ed . By No Extraordinary Means : The Choice to Forgo LifeSustaining Food and Water , Expanded Edition William F. May . The Patient's Ordeal Richard W.

Author: Robert F. Weir

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112915

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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"The book is extremely well balanced: in each section there is usually an argument for and against the positions raised. It is a useful and well-thought-out text. It will make people think and discuss the problems raised, which I think is the editor's main purpose." -- Journal of Medical Ethics "... a volume that is to be commended for the clarity of its contributions, and for the depth it gains from its narrow focus. In places, this is a deeply moving, as well as closely argued, book." -- Times Literary Supplement "This work is an excellent historical and philosophical resource on a very difficult subject." -- Choice "This collection of well-written and carefully argued essays should be interesting, illuminating, and thought provoking for students, clinicians, and scholars." -- New England Journal of Medicine "This book is highly recommended..." -- Pharmacy Book Review "This is a well-balanced collection and the essays are of uniformly good quality.... very readable.... should be useful to anyone interested in this topic." -- Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Home Page "Physician-Assisted Suicide continues in the fine tradition of the Medical Ethics series published by Indiana University Press. Chapters are authored by outstanding scholars from both sides of the debate, providing a balanced, in-depth exploration of physician-assisted suicide along clinical, ethical, historical, and public policy dimensions. It is important reading for those who want to better understand the complex, multilayered issues that underlie this emotionally-laden topic." -- Timothy Quill, M.D. "Robert Weir has produced the finest collection of essays on physician assisted dying yet assembled in one volume. Physician assisted dying involves ethical and legal issues of enormous complexity. The deep strength of this anthology is its multi-disciplinary approach, which insightfully brings to bear interpretations from history, moral philosophy, religion, clinical practice, and law. This is a subject, much like abortion, that has divided America. This volume provides balanced scholarship that will help inform opinions from the hospital and hospice bedside to the halls of federal and state legislatures and courtrooms." -- Lawrence O. Gostin, Co-Director, Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Public Health "This book is a timely and valuable contribution to the debate. Highly recommended for academic collections." -- Library Journal These essays shed light and perspective on today's hotly contested issue of physician-assisted suicide. The authors were selected not only because of their experience and scholarship, but also because they provide readers with differing points of view on this complex subject -- and a potential moral quandary for us all.

Practical Reasoning in Bioethics

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Author: James F. Childress

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253112869

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"This is a valuable clarification, re-statement and defence of principlism as an approach to applied ethics. It is strongly recommended to many teachers of bioethics..." -- Journal of the American Medical Association "Childress' book deserves careful study by all concerned with the ethical aspect of contemporary biomedical challenges." -- Science Books & Films "An ideal supplement for a graduate seminar on bioethics or for upper-division undergraduates needing more information in this area." -- Choice In these revised and updated essays, renowned ethicist James F. Childress highlights the role of imagination in practical reasoning through various metaphors and analogies. His discussion of ethical problems contributes to a better understanding of the scope and strength of different moral principles, such as justice, beneficence, and respect for autonomy. At the same time, Childress demonstrates the major role of metaphorical, analogical, and symbolic reasoning in biomedical ethics, largely in conjunction with, rather than in opposition to, principled reasoning.