Oxford University Press (2006)

It is a philosophy of patient care, and is therefore open to critique and evaluation.Using the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine Third Edition as their ...
Keywords Palliative treatment Philosophy  Palliative treatment Moral and ethical aspects  Palliative Care ethics  Philosophy, Medical
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Call number R726.8.R35 2006
ISBN(s) 0198567367   9780198567363
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Roots, traditions, and philosophy

This chapter aims to stimulate the members of the palliative care profession to think and reconsider its celebrated thoughts and insights, including the weaknesses of palliative care in terms of its philosophy and patient care. It offers criticisms and reconstructive points for the improve... see more

Control of symptoms and prolongation of life

Health care is governed by three aims: the relief of pain and other symptoms, the restoration of function, and the prolongation of life. In the context of terminal illness, the relief of pain and the restoration of function are rarely met by moral problems, whereas the prolongation of life... see more

Critique and reconstruction: some suggestions for a better way

This chapter aims to summarize the positive suggestions discussed in the previous chapters. It also aims to develop some suggestions, to illustrate how palliative care can enhance and improve other specialties, and to suggest a short philosophy statement that can counter the weaknesses of ... see more

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