visión de conjunto:Críticas Reports and publications from the Hastings Center have been influential in shaping and defining our professional attitudes to ethics of clinical care particularly in regard to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and other matters related to end-of-life care. This second edition of their Guidelines is very welcome and provides a clear and reasoned approach to the different clinical scenarios... It's a pleasure to read as the material is logically sequenced and each statement or recommendation is justified-you feel each bit has been thought through and care taken to write it clearly. If you have an interest in the ethical underpinnings of what we do this book is for you. If you teach about ethics and clinical practice or are responsible for it at your institution this is required reading. (Roger Woodruff for IAHPC News July 2013)This groundbreaking expansion of the Guidelines incorporates research and innovation in clinical care law and policy. It is written for physicians nurses and other health care professionals and is structured for easy reference in difficult clinical situations. It supports the work of clinical ethicists ethics committee members health lawyers clinical educators scholars and policymakers. It includes extensive practical recommendations. (Anticancer Research August 2013) Reseña del editor This major new work updates and significantly expands The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care of the Dying. Like its predecessor this second edition will shape the ethical and legal framework for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care in the United States. This groundbreaking work incorporates 25 years of research and innovation in clinical care law and policy. It is written for physicians nurses and other health care professionals and is structured for easy reference in difficult clinical situations. It supports the work of clinical ethicists ethics committee members health lawyers clinical educators scholars and policymakers. It includes extensive practical recommendations. Health care reform places a new set of challenges on decision-making and care near the end of life. The Hastings Center Guidelines are an essential resource. Biografía del autor Nancy Berlinger is a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center and teaches ethics in master's and doctoral programs at the Yale University School of Nursing. She directed the Hastings Center project that produced the revised edition of the Guidelines and is also the author of After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness (Johns Hopkins University Press 2005). Her research and publications include topics in end-of-life care palliative care chronic illness patient safety and health policy. She serves on the bioethics committee at Montefiore Medical Center Bronx New York and is involved in clinician education in the New York area nationally and internationally. Bruce Jennings is Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature and teaches ethics at the Yale School of Medicine. He has published widely on ethical issues in end-of-life treatment decision making and palliative care. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and on numerous hospital ethics committees in the New York metropolitan area. Susan M. Wolf is McKnight Presidential Professor of Law Medicine & Public Policy at the University of Minnesota as well as Founding Chair of the University's Consortium on Law and Values in Health Environment & the Life Sciences and a Faculty Member in the Center for Bioethics. She is an elected Member of the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine elected Fellow of the AAAS and elected Fellow of The Hastings Center. She directed the Hastings Center project that produced the first edition of the Guidelines in 1987 and was principal author of that work.