Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and…

Paperback | November 8, 2007

bySimona Giordano

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Simona Giordano presents the first full philosophical study of ethical issues in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Beginning with a comprehensive analysis of these conditions and an exploration of their complex causes, she then proceeds to address legal and ethical dilemmas suchas a patient's refusal of life-saving treatment. Illustrated with many case-studies, Understanding Eating Disorders is an essential tool for anyone working with sufferers of these much misunderstood conditions, and for all those ethicists, lawyers, and medical practitioners engaged with the widelyrelevant issues they raise.

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Simona Giordano presents the first full philosophical study of ethical issues in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Beginning with a comprehensive analysis of these conditions and an exploration of their complex causes, she then proceeds to address legal and ethical dilemmas suchas a patient's refusal of life-saving treatme...

Simona Giordano is at the University of Manchester.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:November 8, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199232954

ISBN - 13:9780199232956

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Table of Contents

Part I: Clinical Understanding of Eating Disorders and of the Ethical Issues Involved1. Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa2. Paternalism vs Respect for Autonomy: the Case of the Eating Disordered Person3. Is Pathological Behaviour Caused by Mental Illness?4. Scientific Understanding of Eating DisordersPart II: Eating Disorders and the Value of Lightness5. Lightness and Eating Disorders6. The Value of LightnessPart III: The Family and Society of the Person with Eating Disorders7. The Role of Expectations in the Genesis of Eating Disorders8. The Society of the Person with Eating Disorders9. Victims or Persecutors? The Moral Logic at the Heart of Eating Disorders10. Familial and Social Causes of Eating Disorders: A Critique of the Systemic and Sociological Approaches to Eating DisordersPart IV: Legal Issues, Autonomy, and End of Life Decisions11. Eating or Treating? Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Eating Disorders12. Autonomy and Control in Eating Disorders13. Anorexia Nervosa and Refusal of Life-Saving InterventionsConclusion: The Need for Change

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`Review from previous edition shows why received analyses of eating disorders are incomplete or inadequate'Lisa Heldke, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews