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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.
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF CLINICAL ETHICS Ethical Theory Ethical Practice Professional Ethics and Professionalism Clinical Ethics and the Law The Hospital Ethics Committee and the Ethics Consultant Resolving Ethical Dilemmas ETHICAL ISSUES IN DEATH AND DYING Dying and Palliative Care Refusal of Life-Sustaining Treatment Physician-Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Active Euthanasia Medical Futility ETHICAL ISSUES IN NEUROLOGICAL SYNDROMES Brain Death Disorders of Consciousness Severe Neurological Disorders in Neonates States of Paralysis with Intact Cognition Dementia Mental Retardation Neurogenetic Testing and Treatment HIV and AIDS ETHICAL ISSUES IN RESEARCH Clinical Research Neuroethics