David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 9 (2):135-142 (1988)
This paper examines the reactions of physicians and other health-professionals when they become involved in decisions about the death of their patients. The way people understand the condition of death has a profound influence on attitudes towards death and dying issues. Four traditional views of death are explored. The problem that physicians have in helping patients die (be it by hastening death through pain control, assisting patients in suicide or by more active means) is analyzed. Physicians, in dealing with such patients, must be mindful of their own, and their patients beliefs as well as mindful of the community in which such dying takes place. They must try to reconcile these often divergent views but can neither paternalistically deny patients their rational will, hide themselves behind an appeal to the law or go against their own deeply held moral views. When such views cannot be reconciled, compassionate transfer to a more compatible physician may be necessary
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
R. G. Collingwood (1993). The Idea of History. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David J. Mayo (1993). Altruism and Physician Assisted Death. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (3):281-295.
David C. Thomasma (1984). The Comatose Patient, the Ontology of Death, and the Decision to Stop Treatment. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 5 (2).
P. Allmark (2002). Death with Dignity. Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (4):255-257.
Sherwin B. Nuland (1994). How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. Published by Random House Large Print in Association with Alfred A. Knopf.
D. Micah Hester (1998). Progressive Dying: Meaningful Acts of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Journal of Medical Humanities 19 (4):279-298.
J. F. Humphrey (2009). “There is Good Hope That Death is a Blessing”. In Dennis Cooley & Lloyd Steffen (eds.), Innovative Dialogue. Probing the Boundaries: Re-Imagining Death and Dying. Interdisciplinary Press.
Daniel B. Sinclair (2009). Dealing with Death in the Jewish Legal Tradition. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (3):297-305.
Timothy E. Quill (2012). Physicians Should “Assist in Suicide” When It Is Appropriate. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 40 (1):57-65.
Claire Leimbach (2009). The Intimacy of Death and Dying: Simple Guidance to Help You Through. Inpsired Living/Allen & Unwin.
Erich H. Loewy (1986). Physicians and Patients: Moral Agency in a Pluralistic World. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Humanities and Bioethics 7 (1):57-68.
L. B. Cebik (1980). The Significance of Death for the Living. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 1 (1):67-83.
Peter Allmark, Mark Cobb, B. Jane Liddle & Angela Mary Tod (2010). Is the Doctrine of Double Effect Irrelevant in End-of-Life Decision Making? Nursing Philosophy 11 (3):170-177.
M. Lavin (1988). What Doctors Should Call Their Patients. Journal of Medical Ethics 14 (3):129-131.
Dominic Wilkinson & Julian Savulescu (2012). Should We Allow Organ Donation Euthanasia? Alternatives for Maximizing the Number and Quality of Organs for Transplantation. Bioethics 26 (1):32-48.
Edith Wyschogrod (1973). The Phenomenon of Death. New York,Harper & Row.
Added to index2010-08-30
Total downloads3 ( #304,280 of 1,099,960 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #304,128 of 1,099,960 )
How can I increase my downloads?