Ethical Issues in Neurology

Ethical Issues in Neurology

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Written by an eminent authority from the American Academy of Neurology's Committee on Ethics, Law, and Humanities, this book is an excellent text for all clinicians interested in ethical decision-making. The book features outstanding presentations on dying and palliative care, physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia, medical futility, and the relationship between ethics and the law. New chapters in this edition discuss how clinicians resolve ethical dilemmas in practice and explore ethical issues in neuroscience research. Other highlights include updated material on palliative sedation, advance directives, ICU withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy, gene therapy, the very-low-birth-weight premature infant, the developmentally disabled patient, informed consent, organizational ethics, brain death controversies, and fMRI and PET studies relating to persistent vegetative state.British physicians formed the Voluntary Euthanasia Legalization Society and unsuccessfully attempted to pass a bill in Parliament ... in the 1950s on the pros and cons of legalizing euthanasia, 8 attention to this subject was not rekindled until the 1980s, when reports from ... Articles about the activities of assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian were a staple of news reports throughout the 1990s untilanbsp;...

Title:Ethical Issues in Neurology
Author:James L. Bernat
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2008


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