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)
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: November 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised