Quite unlike the objectification of the disease process by
medicine, illness is experienced in a personal way by the human
person. As such, it is only the individual who can relate that
experience through one's "life story," within which the individual
makes decisions about issues that are very pertinent to one's life.
Ability to make decisions concerning one's life and wellbeing
essentially affirms the autonomy of the individual. This book,
therefore, addresses the legal concept of informed consent in end
of life situations, highlights the responsibility of health care
providers in disclosing pertinent information to the patient and
stresses how consent is a process and not just an isolated act. A
patient must be duly informed of his or her condition and the
treatment options available, and the patient's understanding of the
information ascertained before consent can be considered
"informed." Elements of consent treated in this book attest to
this. This book is a good resource material for health care
providers, especially those in hospice settings. It is a great tool
for health care educators. Finally, it is an informative piece for
all on health issues.
Lap Lambert Academic Publishing
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