Some of the most poignant issues in human relations arise from decisions that are taken at the end of life. At these moments, decision-makers are faced with questions that test the limits of social and familial obligation. Responding to these issues challenges not only the moral integrity of individual and public value systems, but also the legitimacy of legal structures and underlying institutional supports. "Decisions at the End of Life" is the last volume in a trilogy on aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines examine some of the most emotive topics in the study of aging: assessing quality of life, improving end-of-life care, palliative care, euthanasia, and consent to research.
Series: International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th November 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.74 x 16.56
Weight (kg): 0.57