Is it time for advance healthcare directives: opinion

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575245
Title:
Is it time for advance healthcare directives: opinion
Authors:
Irish Council for Bioethics
Citation:
Irish Council for Biethics. 2006. Is it time for advance healthcare directives: opinion. Dublin: Irish Council of Bioethics (ICB)
Publisher:
Irish Council for Bioethics (ICB)
Issue Date:
200
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575245
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The role of the Irish Council for Bioethics (lCB) is to examine the ethical issues raised by developments in science and medicine and to provide information and advice on such issues in order to promote public awareness and understanding. One area where medicine and medical technologies have expanded and developed is in the field of life-sustaining treatment. Advance healthcare directives arose as a means for individuals to control their medical treatment and care in such instances. There have been a number of high-profile cases that have drawn attention to this issue among the general public. Given the interest in and concern surrounding the topics of end-of-life care and advance healthcare directives in general, and among the Irish public in particular, in addition to the relative uncertainty regarding the status of such directives in Ireland, the ICB decided to undertake a detailed examination of this subject. With this document, the ICB aims to provide a balanced and objective overview of the legal and ethical issues pertaining to the feasibility, format. content and implementation of advance healthcare directives. The document also outlines the Council's opinion and recommendations on some of these issues, particularly from an Irish perspective. It is envisaged that this opinion will facilitate further discussion and debate on the issue of advance healthcare directives and their position in Irish society.
Keywords:
ETHICS; MORTALITY; MEDICAL TREATMENT; HEALTH CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Council for Bioethicsen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T13:19:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-19T13:19:10Zen
dc.date.issued200-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Council for Biethics. 2006. Is it time for advance healthcare directives: opinion. Dublin: Irish Council of Bioethics (ICB)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575245en
dc.descriptionThe role of the Irish Council for Bioethics (lCB) is to examine the ethical issues raised by developments in science and medicine and to provide information and advice on such issues in order to promote public awareness and understanding. One area where medicine and medical technologies have expanded and developed is in the field of life-sustaining treatment. Advance healthcare directives arose as a means for individuals to control their medical treatment and care in such instances. There have been a number of high-profile cases that have drawn attention to this issue among the general public. Given the interest in and concern surrounding the topics of end-of-life care and advance healthcare directives in general, and among the Irish public in particular, in addition to the relative uncertainty regarding the status of such directives in Ireland, the ICB decided to undertake a detailed examination of this subject. With this document, the ICB aims to provide a balanced and objective overview of the legal and ethical issues pertaining to the feasibility, format. content and implementation of advance healthcare directives. The document also outlines the Council's opinion and recommendations on some of these issues, particularly from an Irish perspective. It is envisaged that this opinion will facilitate further discussion and debate on the issue of advance healthcare directives and their position in Irish society.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Council for Bioethics (ICB)en_GB
dc.subjectETHICSen_GB
dc.subjectMORTALITYen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL TREATMENTen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen_GB
dc.titleIs it time for advance healthcare directives: opinionen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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