David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Social Welfare 3 (1):32-53 (2009)
Advance directives are instructions on health care. Executed by a mentally competent individual, an advance directive becomes active in the event that the person loses mental capacity to make health care decisions. Many social workers have embraced advance directives on the basis that they promote self-determination at the end of life. However, on closer inspection, undergirding the rationale for advance directives are complex philosophical theories and concepts that include: self-determination; the good death; congruity between the former mentally competent person and the current incapacitated self; and ethics of care. This paper discusses the philosophy, more specifically, bioethics?the discipline that deals with ethical questions that result from advances in medicine?as it relates to advance directives. In order to contextualize the discussion on a macro level, the United States will be used as a case study. Clinical examples will present ideological conflicts that have the potential to result in social work practice dilemmas. Addressed also are recommendations for social workers in both direct and indirect practice
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jim Stone (1994). Advance Directives, Autonomy and Unintended Death. Bioethics 8 (3):223–246.
Leslie Pickering Francis (1993). Advance Directives for Voluntary Euthanasia: A Volatile Combination? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (3):297-322.
David J. Doukas, Toni Antonucci & Daniel W. Gorenflo (1992). A Multigenerational Study on the Correlation of Values and Advance Directives. Ethics and Behavior 2 (1):51 – 59.
E. Furberg (2012). Advance Directives and Personal Identity: What Is the Problem? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37 (1):60-73.
Miguel A. Sanchez-Conzalez (1997). Advance Directives Outside the USA: Are They the Best Solution Everywhere? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 18 (3):283-301.
J. Vollmann (2001). Advance Directives in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease; Ethical and Clinical Considerations. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (2):161-167.
Chris Hackler, Ray Moseley & Dorothy E. Vawter (eds.) (1989). Advance Directives in Medicine. Praeger.
Christopher Buford (2008). Advancing an Advance Directive Debate. Bioethics 22 (8):423-430.
Christopher Tollefsen (1998). Response to “Reassessing the Reliability of Advance Directives” by Thomas May (CQ Vol. 6, No. 5) Advance Directives and Voluntary Slavery. [REVIEW] Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 7 (4):405-413.
Stefania Negri (ed.) (2012). Self-Determination, Dignity and End-of-Life Care: Regulating Advance Directives in International and Comparative Perspective. M. Nijhoff Pub..
L. J. Schneiderman (2008). Embracing Our Mortality: Hard Choices in an Age of Medical Miracles. Oxford University Press.
Violeta Be Irević (2010). End-of-Life Care in the 21st Century: Advance Directives in Universal Rights Discourse. Bioethics 24 (3):105-112.
David J. Doukas, Using the Family Covenant in Planning End-of-Life Care: Obligations and Promises of Patients, Families, and Physicians.
Tolga Guven & Gurkan Sert (2010). Advance Directives in Turkey's Cultural Context: Examining the Potential Benefits for the Implementation of Patient Rights. Bioethics 24 (3):127-133.
Added to index2010-09-01
Total downloads11 ( #138,888 of 1,102,965 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #297,509 of 1,102,965 )
How can I increase my downloads?