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End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy

Fiona Randall and Robin Downie


A book for nurses, doctors and all who provide end of life care, this volume guides readers through the ethical complexities of such care, including current policy initiatives, and encourages debate and discussion on their controversial aspects. Dived into two parts, the book introduces and explains clinical decision making-processes about which there is broad consensus, in line with guidance documents issued by the WHO, BMA, GMC, and similar bodies. The changing political and social context where ‘patient choice’ has become a central idea, and the broadened scope of patients' best interests, ... More

Keywords: end of life care, ethical complexities, policy initiatives, controversy, patient choice, best interests, euthanasia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547333
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Randall, author
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust, UK

Robin Downie, author
Honorary Professorial Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
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