The Resource Making medical decisions for the profoundly mentally disabled, Norman L. Cantor

Making medical decisions for the profoundly mentally disabled, Norman L. Cantor

Label
Making medical decisions for the profoundly mentally disabled
Title
Making medical decisions for the profoundly mentally disabled
Statement of responsibility
Norman L. Cantor
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A legal and moral analysis of medical decision making on behalf of those with such severe cognitive impairments that they cannot exercise self-determination.In this book, Norman Cantor analyzes the legal and moral status of people with profound mental disabilities--those with extreme cognitive impairments that prevent their exercise of medical self-determination. He proposes a legal and moral framework for surrogate medical decision making on their behalf. The issues Cantor explores will be of interest to professionals in law, medicine, psychology, philosophy, and ethics, as well as to parents, guardians, and health care providers who face perplexing issues in the context of surrogate medical decision making.The profoundly mentally disabled are thought by some moral philosophers to lack the minimum cognitive ability for personhood. Countering this position, Cantor advances both theoretical and practical arguments for according them full legal and moral status. He also argues that the concept of intrinsic human dignity should have an integral role in shaping the bounds of surrogate decision making. Thus, he claims, while profoundly mentally disabled persons are not entitled to make their own medical decisions, respect for intrinsic human dignity dictates their right to have a conscientious surrogate make medical decisions on their behalf. Cantor discusses the criteria that bind such surrogates. He asserts, contrary to popular wisdom, that the best interests of the disabled person are not always the determinative standard: the interests of family or others can sometimes be considered. Surrogates may even, consistent with the intrinsic human dignity standard, sometimes authorize tissue donation or participation in nontherapeutic medical research by profoundly disabled persons. Intrinsic human dignity limits the occasions for such decisions and dictates close attention to the preferences and feelings of the profoundly disabled persons themselves. Cantor also analyzes the underlying philosophical rationale that makes these decision-making criteria consistent with law and morals
Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cantor, Norman L
Dewey number
344.7304/4
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
KF480
LC item number
.C36 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 H-336
  • WM 33 AA1
NLM item number
C232m 2005
Series statement
Basic bioethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental health laws
  • Medical ethics
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Conservatorships
Label
Making medical decisions for the profoundly mentally disabled, Norman L. Cantor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-292) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1. The moral status of the profoundly disabled: persons or something less? -- 2. The profoundly disabled as rights holders: no rights, the same rights as the fully capacitated, or some rights? -- 3. Who decides for the profoundly disabled? -- 4. Defining the best interests of profoundly disabled persons -- 5. Forced altruism -- 6. The voice of the profoundly disabled person
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 307 p. )
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423726036
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unknown
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computer
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000456801
  • (MH)009512098-X
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  • (PQKBManifestationID)12073814
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  • (OCoLC)61704135
  • (OCoLC-P)61704135
  • (MaCbMITP)4389
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000456801
Label
Making medical decisions for the profoundly mentally disabled, Norman L. Cantor
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-292) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1. The moral status of the profoundly disabled: persons or something less? -- 2. The profoundly disabled as rights holders: no rights, the same rights as the fully capacitated, or some rights? -- 3. Who decides for the profoundly disabled? -- 4. Defining the best interests of profoundly disabled persons -- 5. Forced altruism -- 6. The voice of the profoundly disabled person
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 307 p. )
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423726036
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000456801
  • (MH)009512098-X
  • (SSID)ssj0000195891
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12073814
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000195891
  • (PQKBWorkID)10142261
  • (PQKB)10533300
  • (OCoLC)61704135
  • (OCoLC-P)61704135
  • (MaCbMITP)4389
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000456801

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