Cancer Treatment and Research

Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care

Editors: Angelos, Peter (Ed.)

  • Examines the complex ethical issues raised by the care of cancer patients
  • This updated edition addresses important topics relevant to the management of individuals with cancer
  • Brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts who present commentary on controversial subjects frequently debated in the field
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This updated edition addresses a variety of ethical issues that arise in the care of oncology patients.  Many volumes have been written on medical ethics in the past 30 years.  However, few have focused on ethical issues specific to the care of cancer patients.  This book brings together such a focused examination.  The contributors include clinicians, (doctors, nurses, and social workers), ethicists, medical humanists, medical educators, and a cancer survivor.  The issues raised have direct relevance to the care of oncology patients in treatment as well as research settings.  The chapters address issues that are central to contemporary medical practice and medical ethics inquiry.  Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care, Second Edition will have direct importance for practicing physicians, nurses and others caring for cancer patients.  In addition, medical students, medical educators and ethicists will find this book of interest.

Series Editor's comments:
"Ethical issues remain a critical component of cancer care.  Advances in science often demand a re-evaluation of the human considerations. This text incorporates the philosophy of several leading investigators in the field."
Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Series Editor

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • An Open Letter to Doctors

    Kamangar, Parvez

    Pages 3-11

  • Physicians and Cancer Patients: Communication and Advance Directives

    Angelos, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Information is Not Enough:The Place of Statistics in the Doctor–Patient Relationship

    Montgomery, Kathryn Key (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Caring for Patients with Cancer

    Chambers, Tod

    Pages 45-64

  • Hope and Communication in Cancer Care: What Patients Tell Us

    Hedlund, Susan

    Pages 65-77

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-73639-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-73638-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care
Editors
  • Peter Angelos
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
140
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73639-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73639-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73638-9
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 258
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