Advance Treatment Directives and Autonomy for Incompetent Patients: An International Comparative Survey of Law and Practice, with Special Attention to

Advance Treatment Directives and Autonomy for Incompetent Patients: An International Comparative Survey of Law and Practice, with Special Attention to

By: Cristiano Vezzoni (author), John Griffiths (foreword_author)Hardback

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The work seeks to fill the gap in the literature on treatment directives, or written documents in which a still competent patient refuses medical treatment under specified conditions to be followed in the event that his or her competence is compromised. This monograph analyzes the frequency of the directives in the Netherlands and their role in medical decision-making.

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About Author

Cristiano Vezzoni has published numerous times on this topic including "Engineering rights: securing autonomy for incompetent patients," in Regulating Physician-Negotiated Death, a special issue of the Dutch/Flemish Journal of Law & Society.

Contents

List of tables and figures; Foreword by John Griffiths; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Autonomy for Incompetent Patients and Advance Directives; Part I: Legal Status and Social Practice of Treatment Directives: The Development of an Analytical Framework; 1. The Legal Status of Treatment Directives: An International Survey; 2. The Social Practice of Treatment Directives: Overview of the Empirical Literature and Development of a Systematic Analytic Framework; Part II: Treatment Directives in the Netherlands; 3. Legal and Empirical Information Concerning Treatment Directives in the Netherlands; 4. Empirical Analysis of the Social Practice of Treatment Directives; 5. The Role of Notaries in the Social Practice of Treatment Directives; 6. The Role of Nursing Home Doctors in the Social Practice of Treatment Directives; 7. The Role of Family Doctors in the Social Practice of Treatment Directives; 8. Conclusions; Methodological Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780773449800
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9780773449800
  • ISBN10: 0773449809

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