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Clinical treatment decisions

Fiona Randall and R.S. Downie

in Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for All Specialties

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192630681
eISBN:
9780191730078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630681.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses distinctions between medical treatment and care, benefits to burdens/risks calculus, obligations and options in treatment decisions, life-prolonging treatments, treatments to ... More


Resuscitation and advance statements

Fiona Randall

in The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567363
eISBN:
9780191730535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567363.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a treatment aimed at lengthening and prolonging life. Its primary aim is to restore circulation and maintain ventilation. CPR is also designed to acquire ... More


Advance care planning: an american view

Muriel R. Gillick

in Supportive care for the person with dementia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199554133
eISBN:
9780191730269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554133.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Decisions about whether to authorize potentially life-prolonging treatments for patients with dementia are amongst the most difficult choices facing families today. Typically, adult children who very ... More


Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for All Specialties

Fiona Randall and Robin Downie

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192630681
eISBN:
9780191730078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630681.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

A book for nurses, doctors, and all who provide end-of-life care, this volume guides readers through the ethical complexities of such care, including policy initiatives, and encourages debate and ... More


Joey Court: Death of a Child

David Barnard, Patricia Boston R.N., Anna Towers, and Yanna Lambrinidou

in Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195123432
eISBN:
9780199999835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123432.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses Joey Court, a child with an unusual and invariably fatal medical disorder. Joey was expected to die from the first year of his life. Despite the severity of his condition, his ... More


End-of-life decisions for older patients who are approaching death

Agnes van der Heide and Kenneth Chambaere

in Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198717614
eISBN:
9780191787133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

End-of-life care often involves difficult decisions to limit burdensome life-prolonging treatment, to intensify comfort care, or even to honour a patient’s wish to die. Much concern exists about ... More


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