Desires in Palliative Medicine. Five Models of the Physician-Patient Interaction on Palliative Treatment Related to Hellenistic Therapies of Desire (Article, 2001) [Koninklijke Bibliotheek]
skip to content
Desires in Palliative Medicine. Five Models of the Physician-Patient Interaction on Palliative Treatment Related to Hellenistic Therapies of Desire

Desires in Palliative Medicine. Five Models of the Physician-Patient Interaction on Palliative Treatment Related to Hellenistic Therapies of Desire

Author: Marli Huijer Affiliation: Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Practical Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A-weg 30, Groningen, 9718 CW, The Netherlands; Guy Widdershoven Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Care Ethics and Philosophy, University Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, v4 n2 (200106): 143-159
  Peer-reviewed
Other Databases: WorldCatWorldCatWorldCat
Summary:
In this paper, we explore the desires that play a role at the palliative stage and relate them to various approaches to patient autonomy. What attitude can physicians and other caregivers take to the desires of patients at the palliative stage? We examine this question by introducing five physicians who are consulted by Jackie, an imaginary patient with metastatic lung carcinoma. By combining the models of the  Read more...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Marli Huijer Affiliation: Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Practical Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A-weg 30, Groningen, 9718 CW, The Netherlands; Guy Widdershoven Affiliation: Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Care Ethics and Philosophy, University Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, Maastricht, 6200 MD, The Netherlands
ISSN:1386-2820
DOI: 10.1023/A:1011479101023
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 5649115801
Awards:

Abstract:

In this paper, we explore the desires that play a role at the palliative stage and relate them to various approaches to patient autonomy. What attitude can physicians and other caregivers take to the desires of patients at the palliative stage? We examine this question by introducing five physicians who are consulted by Jackie, an imaginary patient with metastatic lung carcinoma. By combining the models of the physician-patient relationship developed by Emanuel and Emanuel (1992) and the Hellenistic approaches to desires analyzed by Nussbaum (1994), five different ways of dealing with desires in the context of palliative care are sketched. The story of Jackie shows that desires are to a certain extent responsive to reasoning. In the palliative process, that can be a reason to devote attention to the desires of patients and caregivers and to determine which desires need to be fulfilled, which are less important, and how they are linked to emotions the patient has.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.