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Ethical Dilemmmas in Modern Medicine

Studies in health & human services 8

By (author) Erich H. Loewy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1986
Dimensions: w 165mm h 241mm d 25mm
Weight: 658g
ISBN-10: 0889461333
ISBN-13: 9780889461338
Barcode No: 9780889461338
A series of essays, written by a practicing physician, on a wide variety of topics in medical ethics, including: clinical uncertainty; moral pluralism; paternalism; AIDS; organ procurement; physicians' involvement in executions; abortion; age as a factor in medical decision-making; sustaining life in a permanently acognitive patient; dementia; disagreement among patient, family, and physician; withholding nutritional support for the hopelessly ill; and the matter of who decides to write a DNR (do not resuscitate) order.

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