|Ethics and Oncology: Therapy, Care, Research|
Proceedings of a Conference in Heidelberg
Bobbert / Herrmann / Eckart (Hg)
2013, 352 S, Kt, (Alber)
The advances in oncological therapy as well as the knowledge of the limitations to what is possible pose major ethical challenges for doctors, nurses and patients: The possibilities for treatment in oncology are expanding continuously. As a result patients are involved with increasingly complex treatment decisions, including end of life decisions. Furthermore, at a societal level the question of a just allocation of resources arises. This volume addresses controversial issues in medical ethics which are crucial for oncology.