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Protestant perspectives on end of life care


Coors, Michael; Dörries, Andrea (2020). Protestant perspectives on end of life care. In: Emmerich, Nathan; Mallia, Pierre; Cordijn, Bert; Pistoia, Francesca. Contemporary European perspectives on the ethics of end of life care. Cham: Springer, 129-141.

Abstract

This book examines the ethics of end of life care, focusing on the kinds of decisions that are commonly made in clinical practice. Specific attention is paid to the intensification of treatment for terminal symptoms, particularly pain relief, and the withdrawal and withholding of care, particularly life-saving or life-prolonging medical care. The book is structured into three sections. The first section contains essays examining end of life care from the perspective of moral theory and theology. The second sets out various conceptual terms and distinctions relevant to decision-making at the end of life. The third section contains chapters that focus on substantive ethical issues. This format not only provides for a comprehensive analysis of the ethical issues that arise in the context of end of life care but allows readers to effectively trace the philosophical, theological and conceptual underpinnings that inform their specific interests. This work will be of interest to scholars working in the area as well as clinicians, specialists and healthcare professionals who encounter these issues in the course of their practice.

Abstract

This book examines the ethics of end of life care, focusing on the kinds of decisions that are commonly made in clinical practice. Specific attention is paid to the intensification of treatment for terminal symptoms, particularly pain relief, and the withdrawal and withholding of care, particularly life-saving or life-prolonging medical care. The book is structured into three sections. The first section contains essays examining end of life care from the perspective of moral theory and theology. The second sets out various conceptual terms and distinctions relevant to decision-making at the end of life. The third section contains chapters that focus on substantive ethical issues. This format not only provides for a comprehensive analysis of the ethical issues that arise in the context of end of life care but allows readers to effectively trace the philosophical, theological and conceptual underpinnings that inform their specific interests. This work will be of interest to scholars working in the area as well as clinicians, specialists and healthcare professionals who encounter these issues in the course of their practice.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Philosophy
Health Sciences > Nursing (miscellaneous)
Health Sciences > Health Policy
Language:English
Date:13 May 2020
Deposited On:18 Feb 2021 12:42
Last Modified:19 Feb 2021 21:00
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Philosophy and Medicine
Number:136
ISSN:0376-7418
ISBN:978-3-030-40033-0
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40033-0_9
Related URLs:https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-40033-0

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