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Ethical Dilemmas for Critically Ill Babies

Ethical Dilemmas for Critically Ill Babies Author Eduard Verhagen
ISBN-10 9789401773607
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 96
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Most neonates who now survive intensive care would have died 50 years ago, and “nature” would have decided the outcomes, making ethical discussions about initiating or withholding resuscitation irrelevant. Medical developments in neonatology have changed the way we respond to diseases of neonates, to their illness, and to their parents. Not only as physicians, but also as a society. Decisions on when to start, withhold, or withdraw life-saving interventions in critically ill neonates are among the most difficult decisions in pediatric practice. These decisions are fraught with ethical dilemmas, for example deciding whether withholding intensive care –leading to death- is superior to uncertain survival with a risk of disability and the additional burden of intensive care. This book covers important ethical questions that arise in neonatal intensive care units. Questions such as, whether to intervene medically and whether we are good at predicting the outcome of fragile neonates; whether a medical intervention should be withheld or withdrawn, and who should be primarily responsible for these decisions and how?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults Ethical and Legal Perspectives

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults  Ethical and Legal Perspectives Author Monty Nelson
ISBN-10 9783319208664
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 300
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This book discusses and provides insight on the legal and ethical dilemmas of managing those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This book provides a clear perspective for those clinicians and legal professionals who are working with those with this disorder, and correspondingly increases their understanding when arranging effective supports for this population. Historically, the primary focus on FASD has been on children. However, this is a lifelong disorder and the implications of this disorder become even more prominent and complex in adulthood. Those with this condition can struggle with impulsiveness, and a host of cognitive difficulties. This correspondingly impacts their independence and employability, and produces an elevated risk for homelessness and other residential issues, involvement in substance use, being exploited, development of behavioural issues, and subsequent legal difficulties. Their cognitive difficulties result in challenges for legal systems around the world to understand their issues, and to design appropriate remedial strategies, recommendations for treatments and supports, and even for understanding the failure of many of these individuals to be able to change their behaviours effectively. This produces various legal and ethical dilemmas, which are discussed in detail in this volume by 28 authors from Europe, New Zealand and North America. These include discussions regarding the rights of the unborn child, the alcohol industry’s duty to warn, whether small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can be condoned, and even the current use of involuntary hospitalization for addicted mothers. Other chapters discuss the need for training on FASD for front line officers, use of lies during interrogation of those with FASD, medical and legal interventions for offenders with FASD, access to diagnostic services and follow-up supports, and whether FASD can be considered a mitigating factor for sentencing. Furthermore, caregivers also provide their stories regarding the daily dilemmas that are faced in raising those with FASD.

Rethinking Rural Health Ethics

Rethinking Rural Health Ethics Author Christy Simpson
ISBN-10 9783319608112
Release 2017-08-23
Pages 175
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This book challenges readers to rethink rural health ethics. Traditional approaches to health ethics are often urban-centric, making implicit assumptions about how values and norms apply in health care practice, and as such may fail to take into account the complexity, depth, richness, and diversity of the rural context. There are ethically relevant differences between rural health practice and rural health services delivery and urban practice and delivery that go beyond the stereotypes associated with rural life and rural health services. This book examines key values in the rural context that have not been fully explored or taken into account when we examine health ethics issues, including the values of community and place, and a need to “revalue” relationships. It also advocates for a greater attention to meso and macro level analysis in rural health ethics as being critical to ethical analysis of rural health care. This book is essential reading for those involved in health ethics, rural health policy and governance, and for rural health providers.

A Critical Examination of Ethics in Health Care and Biomedical Research

A Critical Examination of Ethics in Health Care and Biomedical Research Author Richard M. Zaner
ISBN-10 9783319183329
Release 2015-06-11
Pages 195
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This book is a critical examination of certain basic issues and themes crucial to understanding how ethics currently interfaces with health care and biomedical research. Beginning with an overview of the field, it proceeds through a delineation of such key notions as trust and uncertainty, dialogue involving talk and listening, the vulnerability of the patient against the asymmetric power of the health professional, along with professional and individual responsibility. It emphasizes several themes fundamental to ethics and health care: (1) the work of ethics requires strict focus on the specific situational understanding of each involved person. (2) Moral issues, at least those intrinsic to each clinical encounter, are presented solely within the contexts of their actual occurrence; therefore, ethics must not only be practical but empirical in its approach. (3) Each particular situation is in its own way imprecise and uncertain and the different types and dimensions of imprecision and uncertainty are critical for everyone involved. (4) Finally, medicine and health care more broadly are governed by the effort to make sense of the healer’s experiences with the patient, whose own experiences and interpretations are ingredient to what the healer seeks to understand and eventually treat. In addition to providing a way to develop ethical considerations in clinical life and research projects, the book proposes that narratives provide the finest way to state and grapple with these themes and issues, whether in classrooms or real-life situations. It concludes with a prospective analysis of newly emerging issues presented by and within the new genetics, which, together within a focus on the phenomenon of birth, leads to an clearer understanding of human life.

Handbook on Ethical Issues in Aging

Handbook on Ethical Issues in Aging Author Tanya F. Johnson
ISBN-10 0313287260
Release 1999
Pages 420
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Because long-term aging has created a "new generation" of older adults, some new issues are emerging which need to be addressed from an ethical perspective--elder abuse, physician assisted suicide, dementia, intergenerational equity, guardianship, and living wills. Johnson offers both a resource on ethics and aging with a historical perspective and policy recommendations for the future with an ethical emphasis.

The Lazarus Case

The Lazarus Case Author John D. Lantos
ISBN-10 0801887704
Release 2007-09-06
Pages 183
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In this volume, John Lantos weaves a story that captures the dilemmas of modern medical practice. He draws on his experience in neonatal medicine, paediatrics and medical ethics to explore ethical dilemmas through one poignant representative situation.

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Author Michael Cholbi
ISBN-10 9783319220505
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 252
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This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor

Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor Author Robert D. Orr
ISBN-10 9780802864048
Release 2009-10-20
Pages 483
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Clinical ethics is a relatively new discipline within medicine, generated not so much by the Can we . . . ? questions of fact and prognosis that physicians usually address, but primarily by the more uncomfortable gray areas having to do with Should we . . . ? questions: / Should we use a feeding tube for Mom? / How should we deal with our baby about to be born with life-threatening anomalies? / Should our son be taken off dialysis, even though he ll die without it? / What should we do with our mentally ill sister, who has proven that she is untreatable? / In this book Robert Orr draws on his extensive medical knowledge and experience to offer a wealth of guidance regarding real-life dilemmas in clinical ethics. Replete with instructive case studies, Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor is an invaluable resource that reintroduces the human element to a discussion so often detached from the very people it claims to concern.

Extreme Prematurity

Extreme Prematurity Author Geoffrey Miller
ISBN-10 9781139460590
Release 2006-10-30
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Extreme Prematurity examines the controversial issues surrounding the clinical management of this group of neonates by the intervention of modern neonatal intensive care. The foregoing of life-sustaining treatment is of particular importance. The subject matter is very relevant because of the alarming increase in multiple and preterm births, due to the increase in women who are undergoing assisted reproductive procedures, and the large increase in premature labor. No recent book covers the subject in such comparable breadth. The first section of this very timely monograph covers the epidemiology and practices in different parts of the world; the second section covers bioethics considerations, including ethical theories, moral principles and quality of life issues; the third section covers national and international guidelines; the last section covers medical law aspects in the US and around the world.

Advance Directives

Advance Directives Author Peter Lack
ISBN-10 9789400773776
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 213
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This volume gives an overview on the currently debated ethical issues regarding advance directives from an international perspective. It focuses on a wider understanding of the known and widely accepted concept of patient self-determination for future situations. Although advance directives have been widely discussed since the 1980s, the ethical bases of advance directives still remain a matter of heated debates. The book aims to contribute to these controversial debates by integrating fundamental ethical issues on advance directives with practical matters of their implementation. Cultural, national and professional differences in how advance directives are understood by health care professions and by patients, as well as in laws and regulations, are pinpointed.

Death Or Disability

Death Or Disability Author Dominic Wilkinson
ISBN-10 9780199669431
Release 2013-01-24
Pages 311
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Dominic Wilkinson combines philosophy, medicine, and science to explore the profound and contentious ethical issues facing those who work with critically ill children and infants. He addresses questions about the accuracy of predictions for future quality of life; about when to allow children to die; and about how much say parents should have.

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01092868P
Release 1992
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National Library of Medicine Current Catalog has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from National Library of Medicine Current Catalog also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full National Library of Medicine Current Catalog book for free.

Critical Care Decisions in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Critical Care Decisions in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Author Nuffield Council on Bioethics
ISBN-10 OCLC:948201175
Release 2007
Pages 7
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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery Author A. Leland Albright
ISBN-10 3131146923
Release 2008
Pages 1286
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Comprehensive text of pediatric neurosurgery. Topics include: neurological examination of the newborn, infant, and child; congenital and developmental disorders; neoplasms; trauma; cerebrovascular disease; functional disorders and their treatment; infectious diseases; and more.

The Ethics of Science

The Ethics of Science Author David B. Resnik
ISBN-10 9781134705856
Release 2005-08-12
Pages 232
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Ethics of Science is a comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to the study of ethics in science and scientific research. The book covers: * Science and Ethics * Ethical Theory and Applications * Science as a Profession * Standards of Ethical Conduct in Science * Objectivity in Research * Ethical Issues in the Laboratory * The Scientist in Society * Toward a More Ethical Science * Actual case studies include: Baltimore Affair * cold fusion * Milikan's oil drop experiments * human and animal cloning * Cold War experiments * Strategic Defence Initiative * the Challenger accident * Tobacco Research.

Critical incidents

Critical incidents Author William L. White
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046493444
Release 1993-06-01
Pages 276
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Psychiatry law and ethics

Psychiatry  law  and ethics Author Amnon Carmi
ISBN-10 MINN:31951001290972C
Release 1986-01
Pages 315
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