Cancer Treatment and Research

Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care

Editors: Angelos, Peter (Ed.)

  • The care of cancer patients raises complex ethical issues and this updated edition addresses important topics relevant to the management of individuals with cancer. A multidisciplinary group of experts presents commentary on controversial subjects frequently debated in the field

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This book 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 are experienced clinicians, ethicists, medical humanists, and medical educators. 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. Any practicing clinician will be well aware of the problems of communication and how uncertainty, cross-cultural issues, and religious influences can impact patient care. The limits of care and the role of advance directives and palliative care are common issues that must be addressed in treating patients at the end of life. For oncologists and oncology patients, participation in clinical trials may be a thomy topic, especially when phase I clinical trials are being considered. The impact of managed care and reimbursement issues cannot be avoided in the contemporary patient care and similarly cannot be neglected when considering the ethical ramifications raised. No discussion of ethics in oncology can be complete without attention to the specific challenges raised by the pediatric patient with cancer. All of these topics are explored by the contributors to this book.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The contributors to this book deal with a variety of ethical issues related to the care of cancer patients in an accessible, nontechnical manner. … The authors’ varied backgrounds make the book, which is intended for physicians, nurses, students, educators and ethicists, accessible to a wide range of readers. ... the inclusion of a cancer survivor as a contributor makes the book of interest to cancer sufferers and other patients who want to understand the perspectives of their caregivers." (Becket Gremmels, Doody’s Review Service, February 2008)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Physicians and Cancer Patients: Communication and Advance Directives

    Angelos, Peter

    Pages 1-11

  • Information is not Enough: The Place of Statistics in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    Montgomery, Kathryn

    Pages 13-21

  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Caring for Patients with Cancer

    Chambers, Tod

    Pages 23-37

  • Religious/Spiritual Concerns in Caring For the Cancer Patient

    Bresnahan, James F. (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Are there Limits to Oncology Care? (Futility)

    Shapiro, Gary R.

    Pages 49-63

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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
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3044-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3044-9
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 152
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