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SpringerBriefs in Ethics

Ethical Challenges in Multi-Cultural Patient Care

Cross Cultural Issues at the End of Life

Authors: Searight, H. Russell

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  • The only contemporary book devoted entirely to cross-cultural issues at the end of life
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  • Places current issues regarding end-of-life communication in the context of historical trends and research evidence
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  • Applies contemporary theories of medical ethics to cultural differences to achieve a deeper understanding of the underlying philosophical principles involved in diverse contexts
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About this book

This book provides an up-to-date description of cross-cultural aspects of end-of-life decision-making. The work places this discussion in the context of developments in the United States such as the emphasis on patient informed consent, “right to die” legal cases, and the federal Patient Self-Determination Act. With the globalization of health care and increased immigration from developing to developed countries, health care professionals are experiencing unique challenges in communicating with seriously ill patients and their families about treatment options as well as counselling all patients about advance medical care planning. While many Western countries emphasize individual autonomy and patient-centered decision-making, cultures with a greater collectivist orientation have, historically, often protected patients from negative health information and emphasized family-centered decision-making. In order to place these issues in context, the history of informed consent in medicine is reviewed. Additionally, cross-cultural issues in health care decision-making are analysed from the perspective of multiple philosophical theories including deontology, utilitarianism, virtues, principlism, and communitarian ethics.  This book is a valuable addition to courses on end-of-life care, death and dying, cross-cultural health, medical anthropology, and medical ethics and an indispensable guide for healthcare workers dealing with patients coming from various cultural backgrounds.


About the authors

H. Russell Searight. Ph.D., MPH is currently Professor of Psychology in the School of Health Services at Lake Superior State University. He has held previous academic positions at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Dr. Searight has conducted original research and published widely on cultural diversity, mental health and ethical issues in primary health care, and family dynamics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • History and Background of End-of-Life Decision-Making and Culture

    Pages 1-13

    Searight, H. Russell

  • Ethical Theories Applied to End-of-Life Medical Care

    Pages 15-27

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  • A History of Physician “Truth Telling,” Informed Consent, Legal and Religious Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

    Pages 29-44

    Searight, H. Russell

  • Whether and How to Inform Patients of “Bad News,” Family Dynamics at the End of Life

    Pages 45-63

    Searight, H. Russell

  • Advance Directives, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Hospice, Organ Transplantation and Physician Assisted Suicide

    Pages 65-83

    Searight, H. Russell

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • Due: August 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23544-4
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Softcover $59.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23543-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethical Challenges in Multi-Cultural Patient Care
Book Subtitle
Cross Cultural Issues at the End of Life
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Ethics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23544-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23544-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-23543-7
Series ISSN
2211-8101
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 107
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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