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Capacity, Incapacity, and Old Age

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

For many older people mental incapacity is not an issue, but old age can bring with it capacity issues. This chapter seeks to analyse the legal material defining capacity and treatment of those who ... More


 Care of the Elderly and End‐of‐Life Care

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables that arise in the health care of elderly women and their caregivers, and care of the dying are presented. These include questions about ageism, competence to perform ... More


Advance directives and Advance Care Planning: the US experience

Anne M Wilkinson

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199561636
eISBN:
9780191730542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561636.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the challenges of end of life, the ethical and legal foundations of advance directives (ADs) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) in the United States, the evidence base regarding ... More


Research in Advance Care Planning

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0017
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Planning for illness involving decisional incapacity has been widely endorsed, at least in principle. How best to accomplish it has been less clear, however. To remedy this lack of practical ... More


Advance care planning in patients with end-stage renal disease

Sara N Davison, Jean L Holley, and Jane Seymour

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the purpose and use of advance directives (ADs) and advance care planning (ACP) within the context of ESRD. It also presents empirical evidence about the degree to which ADs ... More


Advance Directives

Gian Domenico Borasio and Raymond Voltz

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on advance directives wherein the patients are given freedom to indicate their preferences for medical treatment and intervention. In many parts of the world, consideration of ... More


Deciding for Others

L.W. Sumner

in Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607983
eISBN:
9780191729652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607983.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The argument here moves on to the justifiability of non‐voluntary euthanasia for patients lacking decisional capacity. Two categories of cases are examined: patients who were formerly competent and ... More


Organ Donation and Cosmetic Enhancement

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter deals with the sanctity and integrity of the human body after death. Anatomical dissection and postmortem examinations are a routine part of medical education and diagnostic techniques ... More


Endings

Jeff McMahan

in The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195079982
eISBN:
9780199833443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195079981.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues that we must have two concepts of death – the death or ceasing to exist of the person and the death of the human organism. Brain death is not the proper criterion for either of these. ... More


Initiation, withdrawal, and withholding of dialysis: clinical

Lionel U Mailloux (ed.)

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses decision-making in terms of dialysis, whether to withdraw, initiate, or withhold dialysis from a patient, as well as some of the general principles of communications between ... More


Voluntary Euthanasia in Belgium

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In contrast to the Netherlands, where the courts, the medical profession, and the public had gradually come to accept the practice of assisted death, legalization of assisted dying in Belgium in 2002 ... More


Psychiatric Advance Directives and the Treatment of Committed Patients

Paul S. Appelbaum

in Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Advance directives have been one of the more promising innovations in recent years to give patients a greater voice in their psychiatric treatment. The author describes the clinical-legal ... More


Ethical issues in care of the dying

Andrew Throns and Eve Garrad

in Care for the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198509332
eISBN:
9780191730177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509332.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the different ethical issues that can be encountered when caring for the dying. It begins with the influence of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) in ... More


Advance directives and advance care planning: the US experience

Maria J. Silveira and Phillip Rodgers

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the history of advance directives (ADs) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) in the United States of America, the evidence base regarding the application of ADs and ACP in American ... More


Ethical, Legal, and Financial issues

David Clark

in Transforming the Culture of Dying: The Work of the Project on Death in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199311613
eISBN:
9780199344925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311613.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the various issues sencountered by the PDIA relating to the provision of end-of-life care. These include the question of assisted suicide; clinical and organizational issues ... More


Advance directives

Gian Domenico Borasio and Raymond Voltz

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The consideration of advance directives (AD) is increasing in many parts of the world, allowing the wishes of patients to be clear, even if they are not able to express them due to the progression of ... More


advance directives and living wills: autumn in new york

alister browne

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0065
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter uses the film Autumn in New York (2000) to set the stage for a discussion of advanced directives (ADs). The film tells the story of Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder) who is dying from a ... More


Advance care planning in Germany: on track for nationwide implementation

Georg Marckmann, Kornelia Götze, and Jürgen in der Schmitten

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Advance care planning (ACP) is a rather new development in Germany. From 2008 to 2011, the Federal Ministry for Research and Education funded the prospective inter-regionally controlled study of the ... More


Conceptions of Risk: Legal and Medical Interventions against Pregnant Women

Linda C. Fentiman

in Blaming Mothers: American Law and the Risks to Children's Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814724828
eISBN:
9780814770290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724828.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter addresses the intense surveillance placed upon American women during pregnancy. Given the dynamic connections between medical, media, and political attitudes toward pregnancy and a view ... More


Decision-Making with Planning

Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

in Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190261092
eISBN:
9780190666590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261092.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Marriage and the Family

Chapter 4 explores how family members assumed responsibilities as the primary decision-maker when the parent engaged in formal planning in advance. The primary decision-maker acts as a complement to, ... More


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