Health Care Ethics

Lessons from Intensive Care

by Melia, Kath

Description
Health Care Ethics examines the way ethical dilemmas are played out in everyday clinical practice and argues for an approach to ethical decision-making which focuses more on patient needs than competing professional interests.

While advances in medical science and technology have improved the ability to save and prolong lives, they have also given rise to fundamental questions about what constitutes life and personhood, especially in the context of what are termed 'persistent vegetative state' and 'brain death'. Drawing on the example of intensive care where such questions feature strongly in everyday practice, Kath M Melia examines how decisions are taken within the context of multiprofessional teamworking

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2004
  • English
  • 9781412932974 / 0761971459
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 23.99 GBP
  • Pages: 160
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Kath Melia.
  • Page size: 24
  • Reference Code: BDZ0005828166