Advance Directives by Peter LackAdvance Directives by Peter Lack

Advance Directives

byPeter LackEditorNikola Biller-Andorno, Susanne Brauer

Hardcover | November 5, 2013

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This volume gives an overview on the currently debated ethical issues regarding advance directives from an international perspective. It focuses on a wider understanding of the known and widely accepted concept of patient self-determination for future situations. Although advance directives have been widely discussed since the 1980s, the ethical bases of advance directives still remain a matter of heated debates. The book aims to contribute to these controversial debates by integrating fundamental ethical issues on advance directives with practical matters of their implementation. Cultural, national and professional differences in how advance directives are understood by health care professions and by patients, as well as in laws and regulations, are pinpointed.

Jacqueline M. Atkinson, PhD, CPsychol, is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Public Health at the University of Glasgow (UK). Formerly Professor of Mental Health Policy and Chair of the University of Glasgow Research Ethics Committee. Served as an adviser to the Scottish Parliament for the passage of the Mental Health (Care and Trea...
Title:Advance DirectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:213 pagesPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400773765

ISBN - 13:9789400773769

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Table of Contents

Preface (Editors).- Part I; History of Advance Directives and Prerequisites for Validity.- 1. Historical Review of Advance Directives; Alfred Simon.- 2. Personal Capacity to Anticipate Future Illness and Treatment Preferences; Marie-Jo Thiel.- 3. Advance Directives in Psychiatry Jochen Vollmann.- Part II; Defining the Scope of Advance Directives.- 4. On the Scope and Limits of Advance Directives and Prospective Autonomy; Robert Olick.- 5. Revocation of Advance Directives; Ralf Jox.- 6. Limitations to the Scope and Binding Force of Advance Directives: the Conflict Between Compulsory Treatment and the Right to Self-Determination;
Jacqueline Atkinson & Jacqueline Reilly.- 7. Advance Directives in the Context of Imprisonment; Bernice Elger.- Part III; Effects on Family, Friends and Professional Relations.- 8. Advance Directives and the Physician-Patient Relationship: A Surprising Metamorphosis; Mark Aulisio.-

9. Advance Directives and the Role of Family and Close

Persons - Legal Provisions and; Challenges; Margot

Michel.- 10. Advance Directives and the Ethos of Good

Nursing Care; Settimio Monteverde.- Part IV; Ethical

Challenges.- 11. Advance Directives Between Respect

for Patient Autonomy and Paternalism; Manuel Trachsel et

al..- 12. The Use of Advance Directives in the Context of

Limited Resources for Healthcare; Ruth Horn & Ruud ter

Meulen.- 13. From Legal Documents to Patient-Oriented

Processes: The Evolution of Advance Care Planning; Tanja

Krones & Sohaila Bastami.- Part V; Conclusions.- 14.

Concluding Remarks; Editors.- Information on Editors and


Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"Bringing together discussions of history, validity, scope, relationality, and ethical challenges, this edited volume of 13 essays provides a comprehensive and timely examination of advance directives. . Intended for healthcare professionals and scholars, this book may be useful for anyone who deals with advance directives, either in studies or in practice. Students and clinicians whose work includes advance care planning may find this of particular interest." (Kathryn E. Raliski, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2014)"I found this book, with contributors from Europe, the United States and Great Britain, to be an interesting, informative, and readable review. As all the issues around the validity and implementation of advance directives evolve, I feel that people who work in palliative care have an obligation to be informed, both to promote patient autonomy and to spare some the pain and suffering and cost of futile therapy. This book will help you focus on the issues." (News Letter - IAHPC book reviews, Vol. 15 (4), April, 2014)