This volume gives an overview on the currently debated ethical issues regarding advance directives from an international perspective. It focuses on a wider understanding of the known and widely accepted concept of patient self-determination for future situations.
This work goes beyond theory to offer a solid decision-making strategy applicable to real-world practice. It covers legal issues and ethical considerations in palliative care, medically-assisted death, clinical research et al..
In this book, "[t]he reader is guided through several "typical" patient scenarios and prompted by various questions that should be entertained by the treating health care provider. Then, relevant evidence-based medicine, legal precedent, and the ethical theory that applies to the situation are revealed."