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Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Charlotte Williamson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Despite a policy focus on involving patients in healthcare and increasing patient autonomy, much covert coercion of patients takes place in everyday healthcare. This book examines how the patient ... More


Psychiatric Ethics as Professional and Biomedical Ethics

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter places psychiatric ethics within professional and biomedical ethics more generally, and introduces the “role morality” notion: that some ethical imperatives derive from particular social ... More


Reply to critics

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/9780192630681.003.0013
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter presents a reply to critics. This is less because the authors wish to be defensive about the book than because the reviewers have pointed to areas of important controversy in palliative ... More


Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Daniel B. Sinclair

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268277
eISBN:
9780191683480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This book deals with the following controversial issues in Jewish Law: abortion, assisted reproduction, genetics, the obligation to heal, patient autonomy, treatment of the terminally ill, the ... More


Withholding and Withdrawing Curative Treatments

David J. Bearison

in When Treatment Fails: How medicine cares for dying children

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195156126
eISBN:
9780199999873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses issues in withholding and withdrawing curative treatments for a child under palliative care. It tries to determine the proper time to discontinue the treatments and when to ... More


Values, principles and standards

Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the values and principles that give radical patient activists their sense of direction in their work. It explains that patient autonomy is a fundamental value for activists, and ... More


Self-help strategies

Rodney H. Breau

in Supportive Care for the Urology Patient

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198529415
eISBN:
9780191730344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529415.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter gives an overview of resources available to patients and reiterates the importance of the involvement of the physician in directing patients to pertinent and applicable self-help. ... More


Ethics and aims in palliative care

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/9780192630681.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins by introducing the ethical concepts and principles that are used in contemporary discussions of health care. It then discusses the aims of palliative care, relating them to the ... More


Communication: Breaking the News

Richard Sloan and Dieter E. Pongratz

Gian Domenico Borasio (ed.)

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/9780199212934.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter offers some suggestions on how to communicate the diagnosis to patients with ALS. Considered a daunting task for many neurologists, many in the medical field often break the news to ... More


Patient Autonomy—A Turn in the Tide?

Rebecca Bailey-Harris

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

The genesis of this chapter was the decision of the Court of Appeal in St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust v. S; R. v. Collins and Others, ex parte S. The decision under consideration here highlights a ... More


Process of clinical decision making

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/9780192630681.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter begins by examining responsibility for outcomes, and then deals mainly with the process of decision making. It clarifies the moral issues that arise in the traditional methods of ... 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


Respecting Patient Autonomy: From Non-Interference to Empathy

Jodi Halpern

in From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195111194
eISBN:
9780190267728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195111194.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the moral implications of implementing empathy versus patient autonomy. Patients' rights have evolved to include, among other things, the right for the patient to refuse ... More


The Caesarean Section Cases and the Supremacy of Autonomy

Jonathan Herring

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter shows that caesarean section cases have presented a number of difficult issues for the law. The Court of Appeal has suggested the cases can be easily dealt with by referring to the ... More


The Role of Community

Autumn Alcott Ridenour and Lisa Sowle Cahill

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Autumn Ridenour and Lisa Cahill address the role of community in the articulation of a contemporary art of dying. They question whether conventional interpretations of patient autonomy best serve the ... More


Medical Care

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

One of the fundamental facets of residual individual sovereignty is bodily autonomy, or sovereignty over one's own body, which took root in cases that considered the imposition of unwanted medical ... More


The Manipulation of Medical Practice

Vivienne Harpwood

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

Developments during the second half of the 20th century have introduced greater concern for the autonomy of the patient, and the most recent trends threaten to circumscribe the doctor’s traditional ... More


Nurse Education

Lorraine Dixon

in Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569855
eISBN:
9780191730443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569855.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Nurses represent a significant proportion of the health care workforce engaged in providing palliative care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families. As palliative care has ... More


The Impact of Depression on Health Care Decisions: Autonomy, Capacity, and Competence

Rebecca Saracino, Melissa Masterson, and Barry Rosenfeld

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how depression affects health care decisions, with particular emphasis on patient autonomy, capacity, and competence for decision-making. It first considers the ethical ... More


Bedside Rationing or Rational Planning: In Search of Perspective on Medical Benefit and Safety

Yechiel Michael Barilan

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To the extent that rationing involves forgoing of possible benefit, the way benefits are defined is crucial. The definition of benefit should be linked to concepts of flourishing. The chapter ... More


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