Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Medicine > General issues > Medical ethics

Buy Now

The Patient Self-determination Act - Meeting the Challenges in Patient Care (Paperback, Revised) Loot Price: R463 Discovery Miles 4 630

This item is a special order that could take a long time to obtain.

The Patient Self-determination Act - Meeting the Challenges in Patient Care (Paperback, Revised): Lawrence P. Ulrich
The Patient Self-determination Act - Meeting the Challenges in Patient Care (Paperback, Revised): Lawrence P. Ulrich

Share your images

The Patient Self-determination Act - Meeting the Challenges in Patient Care (Paperback, Revised)

Lawrence P. Ulrich

Series: Clinical Medical Ethics

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R463 Discovery Miles 4 630

Bookmark and Share

Our supplier does not have stock of this product at present, but we can create a special order for you. Alternatively, if you add it to your wishlist we will send you an email message should it become available from stock. Special orders from this supplier are normally fulfilled within 31 - 41 working days. Please note:

  • Special order items cannot be combined on an order with other items.
  • Special orders can sometimes take significantly longer than this estimate and sometimes our suppliers may be unable to fill a special order.
  • We cannot accept returns of special order titles.
  • If we haven't been able to get the product for you within about 3 months, we will automatically cancel the order and fully refund any payments that you have made.

New to special orders? Find out more.

The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 required medical facilities to provide patients with written notification of their right to refuse or consent to medical treatment. Using this Act as an important vehicle for improving the health care decisionmaking process, Lawrence P. Ulrich explains the social, legal, and ethical background to the Act by focusing on well-known cases such as those of Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan, and he explores ways in which physicians and other caregivers can help patients face the complex issues in contemporary health care practices. According to Ulrich, health care facilities often address the letter of the law in a merely perfunctory way, even though the Act integrates all the major ethical issues in health care today. Ulrich argues that well-designed conversations between clinicians and patients or their surrogates will not only assist in preserving patient dignity - which is at the heart of the Act - but will also help institutions to manage the liability issues that the Act may have introduced. He particularly emphasizes developing effective advance directives. Ulrich examines related issues, such as the negative effect of managed care on patient self-determination, and concludes with a seldom-discussed issue: the importance of being a responsible patient. Showing how the Patient Self-Determination Act can be a linchpin of more meaningful and effective communication between patient and caregiver, this book provides concrete guidance to health care professionals, medical ethicists, and patient-rights advocates.


Imprint: Georgetown University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Clinical Medical Ethics
Release date: July 2001
First published: July 2001
Authors: Lawrence P. Ulrich
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-87840-748-4
Barcode: 9780878407484
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services > General practice
Books > Medicine > General issues > Medical ethics
LSN: 0-87840-748-0

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners