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Ethics Education Competencies for Health Care Professionals Caring for Patients Facing Decisions about Life-Sustaining Treatment or Approaching the End of Life

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section presents nine practical, skills-based ethics competencies to support the use of these Guidelines among professionals who care for patients facing decisions about life-sustaining ... More


Guidelines Concerning Neonates, Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The ethical and legal framework that informs these Guidelines also supports treatment decision-making involving minors. This section presents the additional special considerations that arise when ... More


Introduction

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life was written for physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who care for ... More


Organizational Systems Supporting Good Care and Ethical Practice

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The quality of end-of-life care, and care for patients facing decisions about life-sustaining treatment relies on organizational systems as well as the knowledge, skills, and integrity of individual ... More


Ethics Goals for Good Care When Patients Face Decisions about Life-Sustaining Treatment or Approach the End of Life

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The Guidelines are built on ten ethics goals for professionals responsible for the care of adult and pediatric patients who are facing decisions about the use of life-sustaining treatment or who are ... More


Guidelines for the Decision-Making Process

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section describes a decision-making process that is grounded in the goals described in Part One. All of these goals are relevant to any treatment decision presented to patients (or their ... More


Guidelines for Care Transitions

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

During the course of illness, many patients move between care settings. They may be hospitalized to receive some forms of medical treatment or to treat pain, symptoms, treatment side effects, or ... More


Guidelines for the Determination of Death

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section begins with a brief description of the Uniform Determination of Death Act, which adopted in 1980 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It then discusses ... More


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