Ethical issues in the care of the profoundly multiply-handicapped child

  • Philip Darbyshire

Abstract

Any discussion of the ethical problems involved in caring for children who are profoundly multiply-handicapped should begin with an examination of their ethical status. Who, or what are they?

Keywords

Depression Foam Clarification Hate 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Aspin, D.N. (1982) Towards a concept of human being as a basis for a philosophy of special education. Education Review, 34 (2), 113–23.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Beardshaw, V. (1981) Conscientious Objectors at Work: Mental hospital nurses — a case study. Social Audit, London.Google Scholar
  3. Bishop, A.H. and Sudder, J.R. Jnr. (1987) Nursing ethics in an age of controversy. Adv. Nurs. Sci., 9 (3), 34–43.Google Scholar
  4. Colletta, S.S. (1978) Values clarification in nursing: Why? Amer. J. Nurs., Dec, 2057–63.Google Scholar
  5. Darbyshire, P. (1986) Physical aspects of care of the profoundly multiply handicapped. In E. Shanley (ed.), Mental Handicap: a handbook of care. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.Google Scholar
  6. Engelhardt Jnr, H.T. (1977) Some persons are humans, some humans are persons, and the world is what we make it. In S.F. Spicker and H.T. Engelhardt Jnr (eds), Philosophical Medical Ethics: its nature and significance. D. Reidel Pub. Co., Dordrecht.Google Scholar
  7. Firth, H., McKeown, P., Mclntee, J. and Britton, P. (1987) Professional depression, `burnout’ and personality in longstay nursing. Int. J. Nurs. Stud., 24 (3), 227–37.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Fletcher, J. (1972) Indicators of Humanhood: A tentative profile of man. Hastings Centre Report, 2 (1), 1–4.Google Scholar
  9. Kopelman, L. (1984) Respect and the retarded: issues of valuing and labelling. In L. Kopelman and J.C. Moskop (eds), Ethics and Mental Retardation. D. Reidel/Kluwer, Dordrecht.Google Scholar
  10. Martin, J.P. and Evans, D. (1984) Hospitals in Trouble. Basil Blackwell, Oxford.Google Scholar
  11. Moskop, J.C. (1984) Responsibility for the retarded: two theoretical views. In L. Kopelman and J.C. Moskop (eds), Ethics and Mental Retardation. D. Reidel/Kluwer, Dordrecht.Google Scholar
  12. Robertson (1975) Involuntary euthanasia of defective newborns: a legal analysis. Stanford Law Review, 27, 213–69.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Sommers, C.H. (1985) Reviews: Tooley’s immodest proposal. Hastings Center Report, June, 39–42.Google Scholar
  14. Steinbock, B. (1985) Infanticide. In R.S. Laura and A.F. Ashman (eds), Moral Issues in Mental Retardation. Croom Helm, London.Google Scholar
  15. Tooley, M. (1985) Abortion and Infanticide. Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press, Oxford.Google Scholar
  16. Treadgold, A. (1937) A Textbook of Mental Deficiency. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.Google Scholar
  17. Ward, K. (1986) Persons, kinds and capacities. In P. Byrne (ed.), Rights and Wrongs in Medicine: King’s College Studies 1985–6. King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London/Oxford University Press, London.Google Scholar
  18. Yarling, R.R. and McElmurray, B.J. (1986) The moral foundation of nursing. Adv. Nurs. Sci., 8 (2), 63–73.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Darbyshire

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations