Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444535047
  • ISBN-13: 9780444535047
  • DDC: 174.2968
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 472 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Advances in our understanding of the brain and rapid advances in the medical practice of neurology are creating questions and concerns from an ethical and legal perspective. Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology provides a detailed review of various general aspects of neuroethics, and contains chapters dealing with a vast array of specific issues such as the role of religion, the ethics of invasive neuroscience research, and the impact of potential misconduct in neurologic practice. The book focuses particular attention on problems related to palliative care, euthanasia, dementia, and neurogenetic disorders, and concludes with examinations of consciousness, personal identity, and the definition of death. This volume focuses on practices not only in North America but also in Europe and the developing world. It is a useful resource for all neuroscience and neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars, practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Ethical Principles and Concepts in Medicine.
2: The Analysis and Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas.
3: Ethics Committees and Consultants.
4: Legal Process, Litigation, and Judicial Decisions.
5: Law, Ethics, and the Clinical Neurologist.
6: Religion and Medical Ethics.
7: Professional Conduct and Misconduct.
8: Medical Error and Disclosure.
9: The Good Doctor: Professionalism in the 21st Century.
10: Palliative Treatment of Chronic Neurologic Disorders.
11: Care of the Dying Neurologic Patient.
12: Withdrawing and Withholding Life-Sustaining Treatment.
13: European Perspectives on Ethics and Law in End-of-Life Care.
14: Medical Futility.
15: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.
16: Brain Death.
17: Coma and Disorders of Consciousness.
18: Ethical Issues in the Care of the Neurologically Devastated Infant.
19: Ethical Issues in States of Impaired Communication with Intact Consciousness and Language.
20: Ethical Issues in the Neurology of Aging and Cognitive Decline.
21: Ethics in Neurodevelopmental Disability.
22: Ethical Issues in Neurogenetic Disorders.
23: Public Policy and Healthcare Systems.
24: Research Involving Human Subjects: Ethical and Regulatory Issues.
25: The Ethics of Clinical Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
26: The Ethics of Surgically Invasive Neuroscience Research.
27: The Ethics of Neuroenhancement.
28: Neuroethical Issues in Clinical Neuroscience Research.
29: Neurologic Disorder and Criminal Responsibility.
30: Pragmatic Neuroethics: The Social Aspects of Ethics in Disorders of Consciousness.
31: The Nature of Consciousness.
32: Dementia and Personal Identity Implications for Decision-Making.
33: The Definition and Criterion of Death.