Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease PDF ePub eBook

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Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease free pdf Alzheimer disease afflicts more than twelve million people worldwide, and its incidence is increasing at a staggering rate. People with the disorder are living longer than have those in previous generations, and they require interventions for quality-of-life issues associated with palliative care. However, the symptoms of Alzheimer disease often fail to place such persons into settings where palliative care resources are available to them. Indeed, clinicians and other caregivers may be unsure about what constitutes effective palliation in these cases. At the same time, the ethical issues involved in providing end-of-life care to persons with Alzheimer disease remain on the margins of mainstream bioethics. In Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease, leading ethicists and clinicians from the United States and Europe explore ethical and scientific concerns about the diagnosis and prognosis of Alzheimer disease, challenges arising from applying palliative procedures to its symptoms, key philosophical and theological concepts central to our understanding of the disease and to end-of-life decisions, and the changing patterns of relevant medical, social, and economic policies. Cross-cultural, multidisciplinary, and state-of-the-art, this volume is a unique and important resource for bioethicists, clinicians, and policy makers everywhere. Contributors: David A. Bennahum, M.D., University of New Mexico- Pierre Boitte, Ph.D., Catholic University of Lille, France- Roger A. Brumback, M.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Wim J. M. Dekkers, M.D., Ph.D., University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands- Elizabeth Furlong, R.N., Ph.D., J.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Eugenijus Gefenas, M.D., Ph.D., Vilnius University, Lithuania- Bert Gordijn, Ph.D., University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands- Amy M. Haddad, R.N., Ph.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Soren Holm, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.Med.Sci., University of Manchester- Franz J. Illhardt, D.D., Ph.D., Freiburg University- Rien Janssens, Ph.D., University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands- Givi Javashvili, M.D., Ph.D., State Medical Academy of Georgia, Tbilisi- Judith Lee Kissell, Ph.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Gunilla Nordenram, D.D.S., Ph.D., Karolinska Institute, Stockholm- Richard L. O'Brien, M.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert, M.D., Ph.D., University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands- Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch, R.N., Ed.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Patricio F. Reyes, M.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Anne-Sophie Rigaud, M.D., Ph.D., Hopital Broca, Paris- Linda S. Scheirton, Ph.D., Creighton University Medical Center- Jos V. M. Welie, M.Med.S., J.D., Ph.D., Creighton University Medical Center.

About Ruth B. Purtilo

Ruth B. Purtilo, Ph.D., is James Marsh Presidential Professor-at-Large at the University of Vermont and a professor emerita of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Henk A.M.J. ten Have, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medical ethics at the University Medical Centre Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, UNESCO, Paris.

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Author : Ruth B. Purtilo
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 15 October 2010
ISBN : 0801898390
EAN : 9780801898396
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 396 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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