End of Life Choices: Consensus and Controversy

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Palliative care is undergoing a period of rapid change, both in perceptible ways such as legislation, policy, and clinical guidelines, but also in its philosophy and ethics. There is ambiguity surrounding even the definitions used, ranging from palliative care, to supportive care, to end of life care. Randall and Downie propose that the uncertainties in the current thinking on end of life care may change the two ethical (and legal) principles on which modern medical care has been built--that practitioners must obtain the ...

End of Life Choices: Consensus and Controversy 2009, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199547333

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