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Palliative Care in the Home

Derek Doyle and David Jeffrey

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family ... More


Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda

Dagmar Wujastyk

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199856268
eISBN:
9780199950560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When is it right for a doctor to lie to a patient? What is more important: a patient's health, or his dignity? When should a patient refuse to follow the doctor's orders? What is acceptable medical ... More


Hope for the Future

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of patient experience in improving the quality of palliative care, highlighting the impact of the stories and advocacy of Rhonda Oziel and other terminally ill ... More


Of Rights and Power: Canada's Federal Abortion Policy 1969–1991

Melissa Haussman

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Canada's government gained constitutional autonomy from Britain in the 1960s and decriminalized abortion for a few women under the strict control of doctors and hospitals. When the Supreme Court ... More


Policy‐Making on Abortion: Arenas, Actors, and Arguments in the Netherlands

Joyce Outshoorn

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The abortion issue rose to the agenda in the Netherlands at the same time as the rebirth of the women's movement, when doctors were performing illegal abortions on demand. Thus, at first, the frame ... More


Should a Patient Know … ?: First published in Nursing Times (16 October 1959), Pp. 994–5.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

Should a patient know he is dying? This question is argued freely by nurses and doctors and also by his friends and relations. It is wrong to be dogmatic in advancing one's own views and it is ... More


Local Science and Organic Processes

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ethical positions of local scientists and clinicians from the perspective of Soviet and post-Soviet scientific trajectories as well as in relation to international ... More


Introduction

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Introduction outlines the author's reasons for writing this book and presents the format of the following chapters. It mentions the background to the book: four research trips to the Vatican from ... More


One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services—every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans—43 million ... More


Doctors and Intellectuals: Galen’s Reading Community

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Galen of Pergamum was court physician to Marcus Aurelius and the leading doctor of his time. He also was a prolific writer, who wrote with interesting clarity about his expectations for readers. This ... More


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