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The Resource Malignant : medical ethicists confront cancer, edited by Rebecca Dresser

Malignant : medical ethicists confront cancer, edited by Rebecca Dresser

Label
Malignant : medical ethicists confront cancer
Title
Malignant
Title remainder
medical ethicists confront cancer
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rebecca Dresser
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"You have cancer." Words no one wants to hear, but heard by millions every year. Millions more hear the equally shattering news that a loved one has cancer. Both are life-changing messages. For the people writing this book, cancer was not only a personal crisis, it was also an education. Experts on medical ethics, personal experience with cancer showed them how little they understood of the real world of serious illness. Despite years of teaching and writing about treatment decision-making and patient autonomy, they were unprepared for many of the problems they faced. They discovered that the rights and wrongs of cancer care were more complicated than they had anticipated. Ethics outside the hospital walls took on unexpected significance as they discovered the astonishing generosity, and the unintentional cruelty, that cancer provokes in others. Cancer was a test of personal character, too, as patients accustomed to control became dependent on others and caregivers shouldered unfamiliar and difficult responsibilities. In chapters on cancer diagnosis, treatment choices, and research participation, the authors examine medical ethics from the personal point of view. In chapters on family caregiving, cancer interactions, and cancer support groups, they consider ethics outside the medical setting. In chapters on mortality and survivorship, they reflect on cancers personal moral teachings. Cancer is an unavoidable feature of modern life. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of what it is like to have cancer, better equipped to respond to cancer in their own lives and the lives of others. The book also offers insights to doctors and nurses seeking to improve cancer treatment and to medical ethicists seeking to make their work more relevant to patients and caregivers
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
174.2/96994
Index
index present
LC call number
RC263
LC item number
.M25 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • QZ 201
  • QZ 201
NLM item number
M251 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dresser, Rebecca
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Caregivers
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Neoplasms
  • Caregivers
  • Neoplasms
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MEDICAL
  • Cancer
  • Caregivers
Label
Malignant : medical ethicists confront cancer, edited by Rebecca Dresser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Autonomy and persuasion
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Volunteering for research
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Resilience and the art of living in remission
  • Patricia A. Marshall
  • The allure of questionable-benefit treatment
  • Dan W. Brock
  • Cancer stereotypes
  • Rebecca Dresser and Norman Fost
  • Crash course
  • Caregivers, patients, and clinicians
  • John A. Robertson
  • Cancer interactions : caring well and caring badly
  • Rebecca Dresser and Patricia A. Marshall
  • Support, advocacy, and the selves of people with cancer
  • Arthur W. Frank
  • Cancer and mortality : making time count
  • Leon R. Kass
  • Survivorship : in every expression a crack
  • Arthur W. Frank
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Last words
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Diagnostic quests and accidents
  • Norman Fost
  • Learning the bad news
  • John A. Robertson
  • Coping with uncertainty
  • Dan W. Brock
Control code
811562957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199921102
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613933881
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
393388
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811562957
Label
Malignant : medical ethicists confront cancer, edited by Rebecca Dresser
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Autonomy and persuasion
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Volunteering for research
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Resilience and the art of living in remission
  • Patricia A. Marshall
  • The allure of questionable-benefit treatment
  • Dan W. Brock
  • Cancer stereotypes
  • Rebecca Dresser and Norman Fost
  • Crash course
  • Caregivers, patients, and clinicians
  • John A. Robertson
  • Cancer interactions : caring well and caring badly
  • Rebecca Dresser and Patricia A. Marshall
  • Support, advocacy, and the selves of people with cancer
  • Arthur W. Frank
  • Cancer and mortality : making time count
  • Leon R. Kass
  • Survivorship : in every expression a crack
  • Arthur W. Frank
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Last words
  • Rebecca Dresser
  • Diagnostic quests and accidents
  • Norman Fost
  • Learning the bad news
  • John A. Robertson
  • Coping with uncertainty
  • Dan W. Brock
Control code
811562957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199921102
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613933881
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
393388
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811562957

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