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Published: 13 December 2009

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780199547333

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End of life choices

Consensus and Controversy

Fiona Randall and Robin Downie

  • Provides a full analysis of the decision making process and makes clear the roles and responsibilities of professionals and patients in decision making
  • Explains the impact of the Mental Capacity Act on end of life care and makes clear that some common practices such as assessing quality of life are now illegal
  • Discusses and explains good practice in sedation at the end of life
  • Outlines the nature of advance care planning and makes clear the considerable ethical problems with this initiative, especially when it is concerned with preferred place of care and death

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