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Improving end-of-life care in intensive care units

Barry Lyons

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an analysis of the state of critical care provision in Ireland and of how the withdrawal or withholding of therapies usually happens. It argues that the withdrawal of ... More


Medical New Women I: Nurses

Lena Wånggren

in Gender, Technology and the New Woman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416269
eISBN:
9781474434645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416269.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The fin de siècle involved not only a technological modernity, but also a medical modernity: the position of the nurse changed, female doctors set up practice, and new medical technologies and ... More


Becoming Humanitarians: Bodies Multiple in Communities of Aid

Britt Halvorson

in Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the “biospiritual imaginaries” that underpin Lutherans’ increasing attention to healing and medicine as globally connecting religious activities. Bringing together research in ... More


On Selling Organs

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs argues that liberty is a relevant idea in addressing technological advances concerning organ transplant. Arguing that the poor have a right to make use of their bodies in securing wealth, he ... More


Questions of Life and Death

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Calling attention to the costs arising from new technology that helps extend life almost indefinitely, Lachs argues that we consider the seasons of life when determining how to spend social ... More


Physician Assisted Suicide

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0035
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Writing in response to his mother's death at the age of 103, Lachs argues in favor of physician assisted suicide. He is critical of bioethical discussions that are couched in abstractions and focuses ... More


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