Essentials 6: Ethical and Legal Practice
This book presents medical ethical principles and their application to clinical situations. Topics include the decision-making process when making ethical decisions, instructive and proxy directives, informed consent and research in hospice and palliative care, and providing guidance around misconceptions about opioids, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, withdrawal of artificial ventilation or nutrition and hydration, and suicide or euthanasia.
Vig EK, Ahronheim JC, Bell CL, Vitale CA. Essentials 6: ethical and legal practice. In: Shega JW, Paniagua MA, editors. AAHPM essential practices in hospice and palliative medicine. Vol. 6. 5th ed. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; 2017.