Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology, Volume 118

1st Edition

Editors: James L. Bernat Richard Beresford
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444535016
eBook ISBN: 9780444535047
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 7th December 2013
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series

Foreword

Preface

Contributors

Chapter 1. Ethical principles and concepts in medicine

Abstract

Introduction

Overview of ethics

Ethical theories

Ethical principles

Alternative approaches to medical ethics

Conclusion

References

Further reading

Chapter 2. The analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas

Abstract

Introduction

A Structured approach to analyzing ethical dilemmas

Relevant legal and professional considerations

Next steps in the absence of resolution

Conclusion

Acknowledgment

References

Chapter 3. Ethics committees and consultants

Abstract

Introduction

Clinical EC

Ethics committees

Maintenance of ethics committees and services

The reported experience with ethics consultation in patients with neurologic diseases

Value of ethics consultation

Conclusion

References

Chapter 4. Legal process, litigation, and judicial decisions

Abstract

Introduction

Autonomy and law

Beneficence and law

Justice and law

Concluding commentary

References

Chapter 5. Law, ethics, and the clinical neurologist

Abstract

Introduction

Law

Ethics

Interplay between ethics and law

Ethics manifested in law – examples relevant to neurology practice

Respect for autonomy

Emerging issues

References

Chapter 6. Religion and medical ethics

Abstract

Introduction

Theonomous decision-making

Transvaluing suffering

Spiritual or mystical beliefs and values

Current areas of debate

Conclusion

References

Chapter 7. Professional conduct and misconduct

Abstract

Introduction


Description

Advances in our understanding of the brain and rapid advances in the medical practice of neurology are creating questions and concerns from an ethical and legal perspective. Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology provides a detailed review of various general aspects of neuroethics, and contains chapters dealing with a vast array of specific issues such as the role of religion, the ethics of invasive neuroscience research, and the impact of potential misconduct in neurologic practice. The book focuses particular attention on problems related to palliative care, euthanasia, dementia, and neurogenetic disorders, and concludes with examinations of consciousness, personal identity, and the definition of death.

This volume focuses on practices not only in North America but also in Europe and the developing world. It is a useful resource for all neuroscience and neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars, practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive introduction and reference on neuroethics
  • Includes coverage of how best to understand the ethics and legal aspects of dementia, palliative care, euthanasia and neurogenetic disorders
  • Brings clarity to issues regarding ethics and legal responsibilities in the age of rapidly evolving brain science and related clinical practice

Readership

Neuroscience/neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars and practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals and psychiatrists.


Details

No. of pages:
472
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444535047
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444535016

Reviews

"...along with a handful of other introductory textbooks and handbooks on neuroethics that have been published lately, this is a welcome resource for clinicians and neuroscientists…Rating: 3 Stars"--Doody's.com, 26-Sep-14


About the Editors

James L. Bernat Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA

Richard Beresford Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester NY, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA