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Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care : Cancer Treatment and Research - Peter Angelos

Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care

Cancer Treatment and Research

By: Peter Angelos (Editor)

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Introduction.- A Letter to My Caregivers.- Physicians and Cancer Patients: Communication and Advance Directive.- Information is not Enough: The Place of Statistics in the Doctor-Patient Relationship.- Cross-Cultural Issues in Caring for Patients with Cancer.- Hope and Communication in Cancer Care: What Patients Tell Us.- Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Patients.- Pediatric Cancer Care: Special Issues in Ethical Decision Making.- The Ethics of Responding to Pain and Suffering.- Are there Limits to Oncology Care? (Futility).- Role of Palliative Medicine in Cancer Patient Care.- Holding On and Letting Go Ethical Issues Regarding the Care of Children with Cancer.- Communicating Errors Inside and Outside of the OR.- Research Ethics and the Ethics of Research: Should We Offer Clinical Trial Participation or Clinical Research Partnership to Oncology Patients in the New Millenium?.- Does Reimbursement Affect Physicians' Decision Making? Examples from the use of Recombinant Erythropoietin.- Index.

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The contributors to this book deal with a variety of ethical issues related to the care of cancer patients in an accessible, nontechnical manner. a ] The authorsa (TM) varied backgrounds make the book, which is intended for physicians, nurses, students, educators and ethicists, accessible to a wide range of readers. ... the inclusion of a cancer survivor as a contributor makes the book of interest to cancer sufferers and other patients who want to understand the perspectives of their caregivers." (Becket Gremmels, Doodya (TM)s Review Service, February 2008)

Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
An Open Letter to Doctorsp. 3
Physicians and Cancer Patients: Communication and Advance Directivesp. 13
Information is Not Enough: The Place of Statistics in the Doctor-Patient Relationshipp. 29
Cross-Cultural Issues in Caring for Patients with Cancerp. 45
Hope and Communication in Cancer Care: What Patients Tell Usp. 65
Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Patientsp. 79
Pediatric Cancer Care: Special Issues in Ethical Decision Makingp. 93
The Ethics of Responding to Pain and Sufferingp. 117
Are There Limits to Oncology Care? (Futility)p. 137
The Role of Palliative Medicine in Cancer Patient Carep. 159
Holding On and Letting Go: Ethical Issues Regarding the Care of Children with Cancerp. 173
Communicating Errorsp. 195
Research Ethics and the Ethics of Research: Should We Offer Clinical Trial Participation or Clinical Research Partnership to Oncology Patients in the New Millennium?p. 215
Does Reimbursement Affect Physicians' Decision Making? Examples from the Use of Recombinent Erythropoietinp. 235
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780387736389
ISBN-10: 0387736387
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: November 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised