Festschrift F R Franz Josef Dahm

Author: Christian Katzenmeier
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662541157
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Die Festschrift ehrt das medizinrechtliche Lebenswerk von Franz-Josef Dahm. Die Bandbreite der Themen spiegelt die Vielschichtigkeit dieses Rechtsgebiets wieder: Vertragsarzt- und Berufsrecht, Patientenrechte, Haftungsrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Disziplinar- und Strafrecht, das Recht der Selbstverwaltung sowie Krankenhausrecht. Die Festschrift ist eine Fundgrube für all diejenigen, die sich ein Bild von aktuellen medizinrechtlichen Fragestellungen verschaffen wollen.

Leid Und Schmerz

Author: Giovanni Maio
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3495808132
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Schmerz und Leid sind allgegenwärtige Erfahrungen. Sie zermürben das physische und psychische Wohlbefinden, stören soziale Beziehungen, gefährden die gesamte Existenz der leidenden Person. Heute werden Erwartungen der Schmerz- und Leidenslinderung vor allem an die Medizin gerichtet. Dabei wirft dieser Trend zu einer Fokussierung auf einen rein medizinisch-technischen Umgang mit Schmerz und Leiden Fragen auf: Können alle Formen von Leiderfahrung vom physischen Schmerz über psychische Traumata bis hin zu existentieller Verzweiflung angemessen mit medizinischen Mitteln behandelt werden? Wie kann im medizinischen Kontext mit der Frage nach dem Sinn von Schmerz und Leid umgegangen werden? Welche Bedeutung hat dabei der gesellschaftliche Umgang mit Schmerz und Leiden? Welche Rolle spielen diese Erfahrungen für unser Verständnis eines guten Lebens bzw. eines guten Sterbens?

Palliative Care In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Author: David Oliver
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191509507
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Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or motor neurone disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that can cause profound suffering for both the patient and their family. Whilst new treatments for ALS are being developed, these are not curative and offer only the potential to slow its progression. Palliative care must therefore be integral to the clinical approach to the disease. Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement reflects the wide scope of this care; it must cover not just the terminal phase, but support the patient and their family from the onset of the disease. Both the multidisciplinary palliative care team and the neurology team are essential in providing a high standard of care and allowing quality of life (both patient and carer) to be maintained. Clear guidelines are provided to address care throughout the disease process. Control of symptoms is covered alongside the psychosocial care of patients and their families. Case studies are used to emphasise the complexity of the care needs and involvement of the patient and family, culminating in discussion of bereavement. Different models of care are explored, and this new edition utilizes the increase in both the evidence-base and available literature on the subject. New topics discussed include complementary therapies, personal and family experiences of ALS, new genetics research, and updated guidelines for patient care, to ensure this new edition remains the essential guide to palliative care in ALS.

Palliative Care In Neurology

Author: Raymond Voltz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198508434
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'This book will be a valuable resource for neurologists, providing them with a wealth of information about symptom control, communication, end-of-life care and the ethical issues that accompany terminal illness. It should be compulsory reading for all neurologists in training... The editors are to be congratulated on a job well done.' -IAHPC WebsitePalliative care is the duty of every neurologist: however, to date, this has not been a standard feature of neurological practice or training. This book helps define a new field, namely palliative care in neurology. It brings together all necessary information for neurologists caring for a patient with advance disease.Palliative care is an approach to the management of patients with life-threatening illness that attempts to enhance comfort, relieve psychosocial and spiritual distress, assure respect for decision making, provide support for the family, and prepare the patient and family for the end of life. This unique book covers each of the many dimensions of palliative care as they relate to patients with advanced neurological disorders. Basic principles of palliative care and specific ethical issues (such as euthanasia, food and hydration and advance directives) are covered. The needs of populations with specific neurological disorders are described and the management of symptoms that are common to all is explored in detail. Each chapter introduces its topic using a case report that may be used directly for teaching purposes. The authors have put together an invaluable resource, which lays the foundation for further research in the field.Readership: Neurologists both in practice and academia, palliative care physicians.

The Healer S Power

Author: Howard Brody
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300057836
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Drawing on literary works dealing with medical power, Brody argues that proposals to reduce or eliminate the power of the physician are misguided. Instead, there should be guidelines to enable the physician to share with the patient the information and responsibility for deciding on treatment.

Common European Legal Thinking

Author: Hermann-Josef Blanke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319193007
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Common European Legal Thinking emanates from the existence of a shared European legal culture as especially reflected in the existence of a common European constitutional law. It denotes a body of individual constitutional principles – written and unwritten – that represent the common heritage of the constitutions of the Member States. Taking into account the two major European organisations, the Council of Europe and especially the European Union, the essays of this Festschrift discuss a range of constitutional principles, including the rule of law, democracy, and the exercise of political power in a multilevel system which recognises fundamental rights as directly applicable and supreme law. Other essays examine the value of pluralism, the commitment of private organisations to uphold public values, principles or rules, and the objectives and methods of a transnational science of administrative law. These articles highlight the fact that the Ius Publicum Europaeum Commune is “politically” in the making, which can often be seen in the shape of general legal principles. The publication recognises the role of Albrecht Weber as a forerunner of Common European Legal Thinking.

Organ Transplantation In Times Of Donor Shortage

Author: Ralf Jox
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319164414
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This book analyzes the reasons for organ shortage and ventures innovative ideas for approaching this problem. It presents 29 contributions from a highly interdisciplinary group of world experts and upcoming professionals in the field. Every year thousands of patients die while waiting for organ transplantation. Health authorities, medical professionals and bioethicists worldwide point to the urgent and yet unsolved problem of organ shortage, which will be even intensified due to the increasing life expectancy. Even though the practical problem seems to be well known, the search for suitable solutions continues and often restricts itself by being limited through disciplinary and national borders. Combining philosophical reflection with empirical results, this volume enables a unique insight in the ethics of organ transplantation and offers fresh ideas for policymakers, health care professionals, academics and the general public.

Debates About Neuroethics

Author: Eric Racine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319546511
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This is the first book entirely dedicated to exploring issues associated with the nature of neuroethics. It reflects on some of the underlying assumptions in neuroethics, and the implications of those assumptions with respect to training and education programs, research activities, policy engagement, public discourse, teaching, ethics consultation and mentoring, to name but a few areas of interest. Internationally respected and emerging leaders in the area have taken up the pen to express and debate their views about the development, focus and future of neuroethics. They share their analyses and make recommendations regarding how neuroscience could more effectively explore and tackle its philosophical, ethical, and societal implications.

On Death And Dying

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451664447
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One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

The Oxford Handbook Of Criminal Law

Author: Markus D Dubber
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654604
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The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law reflects the continued transformation of criminal law into a global discipline, providing scholars with a comprehensive international resource, a common point of entry into cutting edge contemporary research and a snapshot of the state and scope of the field. To this end, the Handbook takes a broad approach to its subject matter, disciplinarily, geographically, and systematically. Its contributors include current and future research leaders representing a variety of legal systems, methodologies, areas of expertise, and research agendas. The Handbook is divided into four parts: Approaches & Methods (I), Systems & Methods (II), Aspects & Issues (III), and Contexts & Comparisons (IV). Part I includes essays exploring various methodological approaches to criminal law (such as criminology, feminist studies, and history). Part II provides an overview of systems or models of criminal law, laying the foundation for further inquiry into specific conceptions of criminal law as well as for comparative analysis (such as Islamic, Marxist, and military law). Part III covers the three aspects of the penal process: the definition of norms and principles of liability (substantive criminal law), along with a less detailed treatment of the imposition of norms (criminal procedure) and the infliction of sanctions (prison or corrections law). Contributors consider the basic topics traditionally addressed in scholarship on the general and special parts of the substantive criminal law (such as jurisdiction, mens rea, justifications, and excuses). Part IV places criminal law in context, both domestically and transnationally, by exploring the contrasts between criminal law and other species of law and state power and by investigating criminal law's place in the projects of comparative law, transnational, and international law.