Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions

Authors: Smith, G.

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Total pain management mandates that an ethic of adjusted care be implemented at the end-stage of life which acknowledges ethically, legally, and clinically the use of terminal sedation as efficacious treatment.

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"For decades Professor Smith has been at the vanguard of research into the law as it concerns end-of-life decision-making. In this book he once again he jumps into the breach, reformulating the debate and setting out a way forward that will have a lasting impact on the field for years to come." - Cameron Stewart, Pro-Dean and Professor of Health, Law and Ethics, The University of Sydney, Australia

"A detailed analysis of end-of-life treatment, this book offers an important contribution to an area of academic, political, ethical and religious concern. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions covers a broad range of issues, including the nature of pain and of pain management, the concept of medical futility, the doctrine of double effect, the regulation of physician-assisted death, and an analysis of the nature of a 'good death'. Although dealing with a controversial issue, Smith does so with analytical depth and sophistication, while making an impassioned case for reform." - Jonathan Herring, Fellow in Law, Exeter College; Professor of Law, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Oxford, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Broadening the Boundaries of Palliative Medicine

    Smith, George P.

    Pages 1-20

  • Total Pain Management and Adjusted Care: An Evolving Ideal

    Smith, George P.

    Pages 21-40

  • Medical Futility: The Template for Decisionmaking

    Smith, George P.

    Pages 41-58

  • Reconstructing the Principle of Double Effect

    Smith, George P.

    Pages 59-76

  • Physician Assistance at Death or Euthanasia?

    Smith, George P.

    Pages 77-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37739-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137377395
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37915-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
114
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