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Moral and Ethical Principles in End of Life Care

By the end of this free textbook/course, the student will be able to "•define several important ethical concepts, including autonomy, capacity, informed consent and paternalism •explain the main ethical arguments for and against (a) respecting autonomy, (b) telling the truth, (c) seeking informed consent, (d) acting in accordance with advance statements about medical treatment (‘living wills’), and (e) allowing children to make their own decisions about medical treatment •understand in general terms the way in which relevant parts of English law deal with (a) informed consent, (b) incapacity, (c) advance statements and (d) children. •You should also be able to describe how the above ideas might be applied in practice and, in particular, how they relate to the care of dying people."


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