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Ethical Issues

  • John P. Sloan

Abstract

Giving health care to others places us in special situations not always addressed by our formal professional training. Sometimes we confront an apparent “no-win” choice and are expected to do difficult, even morally questionable, things such as take risks, withhold the truth, withhold “textbook” care, or disregard a statement of preference to do our jobs properly.

Keywords

Moral Judgment Advance Directive Central Nervous System Metastasis Assisted Suicide Active Euthanasia 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Sloan
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Community GeriatricsVancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

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