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Communication and Bioethics at the End of Life

Real Cases, Real Dilemmas

Authors: Roscoe, Lori A., Schenck, David P.

  • The first book to discuss end-of-life dilemmas from the unique perspectives of both health communication and bioethics
  • Brings together a set of cases that addresses the current complexities of end-of-life care in general and the controversies surrounding end-of-life care for hospitalized patients in particular
  • The only book on the subject to appeal to both students and a professional audience
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About this Textbook

This casebook provides a set of cases that reveal the current complexity of medical decision-making, ethical reasoning, and communication at the end of life for hospitalized patients and those who care for and about them. End-of-life issues are a controversial part of medical practice and of everyday life. Working through these cases illuminates both the practical and philosophical challenges presented by the moral problems that surface in contemporary end-of-life care. Each case involved real people, with varying goals and constraints,who tried to make the best decisions possible under demanding conditions. Though there were no easy solutions, nor ones that satisfied all stakeholders, there are important lessons to be learned about the ways end-of-life care can continue to improve. This advanced casebook is a must-read for medical and nursing students, students in the allied health professions, health communication scholars, bioethicists, those studying hospital and public administration, as well as for practicing physicians and educators. 

About the authors

Lori A. Roscoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida, where she earned a PhD in Aging Studies. She teaches health communication, communication ethics, and end-of-life studies to undergraduate and  graduate students, and has also taught in the medical school and the MBMH Program (Master's in Bioethics and Medical Humanities) in the USF Morsani College of Medicine.  Her research focuses on communication at the end of life; past projects included examining the factors that led people to seek Jack Kevorkian's help in dying, family dynamics in the Terri Schiavo case, improving access to end -of-life care, and patient-physician communication. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the ethics committees of several hospitals and hospices.

David P. Schenck is Professor Emeritus of the University of South Florida and is currently Affiliate Professor of Otolaryngology (Biomedical Ethics) in the USF Morsani College of Medicine. His PhD is in medieval French language and literature; his training in biomedical ethics was developed over many years through formal and informal work. He has taught biomedical ethics courses in the USF Honors College, the MBMA Program (Master's in Bioethics and Medical Humanities) in the USF Morsani College of Medicine, the USF College of Nursing, and the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Program at USF. He has conducted funded research on oral cancer in Hispanic migrant farm workers. He has over 20 years of experience on hospital ethics committees and is a member of the IRB of a regional hospital consortium.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Case 1—Does the Nearness of Death Diminish the Value of a Life?

    Roscoe, Lori A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Case 2—When Cultures Collide and a Newborn Almost Dies

    Roscoe, Lori A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-22

  • Case 3—When the Family Won’t Decide

    Roscoe, Lori A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Case 4—Aggressive Treatment for a Child’s Inoperable Tumor

    Roscoe, Lori A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-43

  • Case 5—Is There Life After Death? A Case of Post-mortem Sperm Retrieval

    Roscoe, Lori A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70920-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70919-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communication and Bioethics at the End of Life
Book Subtitle
Real Cases, Real Dilemmas
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70920-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70920-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70919-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 199
Topics