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The Resource Advance directives and the pursuit of death with dignity, Norman L. Cantor

Advance directives and the pursuit of death with dignity, Norman L. Cantor

Label
Advance directives and the pursuit of death with dignity
Title
Advance directives and the pursuit of death with dignity
Statement of responsibility
Norman L. Cantor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An advance medical directive is a device aimed at controlling medical intervention during the dying process after a patient is no longer competent. Because of its ambiguous legal status and the ambivalence of medical personnel, it is still uncertain whether the advance directive will be a successful tool in the individual's struggle to retain a modicum of dignity in the face of modern life-prolonging technology. After examining the issues surrounding future-oriented medical decision making, Cantor outlines the legal foundation and framework governing advance directives and considers how such documents should be drafted in light of that legal framework. He suggests guidelines for implementing advance medical directives, anticipating the major problems likely to confront administrators of such directives, and discusses possible channels for enforcement of directives when health-care providers balk at implementation. Finally, he considers the moral foundation and the moral limits of future-oriented autonomy. This book will be an important resource for any person involved in the design or application of an advance medical directive - physicians, nurses, hospital social workers, administrators of health-care institutions, lawyers, clergy, and lay people seriously concerned about exercising control over the dying process in today's high-tech medical environment
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantor, Norman L
Dewey number
179/.7
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
R726
LC item number
.C34 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 A-298
  • W 50
NLM item number
C232a 1993
Series statement
Medical ethics series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Right to die
  • Euthanasia
  • Medical ethics
  • Euthanasia
  • Right to Die
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Euthanasia
  • Medical ethics
  • Right to die
  • Medizinische Ethik
  • Tötung auf Verlangen
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Euthanasie
  • Wilsverklaringen
  • Medische ethiek
  • Medicine
  • Health & Biological Sciences
  • Medical Ethics & Philosophy
Label
Advance directives and the pursuit of death with dignity, Norman L. Cantor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44963007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585215242
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963007
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Advance directives and the pursuit of death with dignity, Norman L. Cantor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-202) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44963007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585215242
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963007
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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