Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care Second Edition

  • Peter Angelos

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-2
  2. Parvez Kamangar
    Pages 3-11
  3. Peter Angelos, Muneera R. Kapadia
    Pages 13-28
  4. Kathryn Key Montgomery, Ellen Key Harris-Braun
    Pages 29-43
  5. Christina M. Puchalski
    Pages 79-91
  6. Sarah Zieber, Sarah Friebert
    Pages 93-115
  7. Timothy F. Murphy
    Pages 117-135
  8. Gary R. Shapiro
    Pages 137-157
  9. William M. Mitchell, Charles F. von Gunten
    Pages 159-171
  10. Christian J. Vercler, Peter Angelos
    Pages 195-213
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


This updated edition addresses a variety of ethical issues that arise in the care of oncology patients.  Many volumes have been written on medical ethics in the past 30 years.  However, few have focused on ethical issues specific to the care of cancer patients.  This book brings together such a focused examination.  The contributors include clinicians, (doctors, nurses, and social workers), ethicists, medical humanists, medical educators, and a cancer survivor.  The issues raised have direct relevance to the care of oncology patients in treatment as well as research settings.  The chapters address issues that are central to contemporary medical practice and medical ethics inquiry.  Ethical Issues in Cancer Patient Care, Second Edition will have direct importance for practicing physicians, nurses and others caring for cancer patients.  In addition, medical students, medical educators and ethicists will find this book of interest.

Series Editor's comments:
"Ethical issues remain a critical component of cancer care.  Advances in science often demand a re-evaluation of the human considerations. This text incorporates the philosophy of several leading investigators in the field."
Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Series Editor


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Angelos
    • 1
  1. 1.Professor of Surgery and Chief of Endocrine Surgery Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical EthicsUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73638-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73639-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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