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Family carers: ethical and legal issues

Ashby, Michael and Mendelson, Danuta 2011, Family carers: ethical and legal issuesFamily carers in palliative care: A guide for health and social care professionals, Oxford Scholarship Online,, pp.1-19, doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0006.

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Title Family carers: ethical and legal issues
Author(s) Ashby, Michael
Mendelson, DanutaORCID iD for Mendelson, Danuta
Title of book Family carers in palliative care: A guide for health and social care professionals
Publication date 2011
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher Oxford Scholarship Online
Keyword(s) Death
Ethical issues
Family caregiving
Legal issues
Palliative care
Summary This chapter examines the ethical and legal issues related to family caregiving in palliative care. The result suggests that death per se is not an ethical issue, and false perceptions of what the law and ethics require have the capacity to obstruct good care and decision-making at the end of life. The findings also indicate that ethics in palliative care is mainly about good process rather than theory and that effective, appropriate and sensitive work with families is necessary for good palliative care to be delivered.
ISBN 9780199216901
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0006
Field of Research 220106 Medical Ethics
Socio Economic Objective 920202 Carer Health
HERDC Research category B2.1 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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