Ethical Issues in Cancer Patients

  • Robert D. Orr


Clinical ethics is the identification, analysis, and resolution of ethical dilemmas that arise in the care of individual patients (Jonsen, A. R., Siegler, M., & Winslade, W. J. (2015). Clinical ethics (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.). Cancer patients and their families often encounter questions of an ethical nature. Many of these dilemmas can be adequately addressed by the healthcare professionals caring for that patient. Sometimes, however, the care team or the family may request help from an ethics consultant or ethics committee.


Ethical issues Cancer Patients Families Interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Orr
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  1. 1.University of Vermont College of MedicineUniversity of Vermont Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA

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