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Title Bringing the hospital home : ethical and social implications of high-tech home care / edited by John D. Arras
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University, [1995]


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Description xvii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Ethical and Social Implications of High-Tech Home Care / John D. Arras and Nancy Neveloff Dubler -- 2. The History of Respirators and Total Parenteral Nutrition in the Home and Their Use in Children Today / Alex Okun -- 3. Chimeras and Odysseys: Toward Understanding the Technologically Dependent Child / Arthur F. Kohrman -- 4. Oncology and High-Tech Home Care / David G. Pfister -- 5. Issues in Long-Term and High-Tech Home Care for Persons with HIV Infection/AIDS / Angela McCabe, Josephine Paredes and David G. Pfister -- 6. Psychological, Social, and Ethical Issues in Home Care of Terminally Ill Patients: The Impact of Technology / Sherry R. Schachter and Jimmie C. Holland -- 7. High-Tech Home Care for Elderly Persons: What, Why, and How Much? / Lidia Pousada -- 8. High-Tech Home Care for Elderly Persons: Issues and Recommendations / Jeanie Kayser-Jones -- 9. Moral Obligations or Moral Support for High-Tech Home Care? / Nel Noddings
10. Transforming Homes and Hospitals / William Ruddick -- 11. Problems and Protocols for Dying at Home in a High-Tech Environment / Marshall B. Kapp -- 12. High-Tech Home Care in Context: Organization, Quality, and Ethical Ramifications / Rosalie A. Kane -- 13. The Economic Impact of High-Tech Home Care / Peter S. Arno, Karen Bonuck and Robert Padgug -- 14. Justice and Access to High-Tech Home Care / Norman Daniels
Summary "High-technology medical devices - for treatments such as kidney dialysis, total parenteral nutrition, the infusion of antibiotics, and respiratory ventilation - are making it possible for people with chronically acute conditions to live longer. And with the current fiscal pressures to reduce the length of hospital stays, these people are being discharged to their homes, assisted by portable life-support systems. But the introduction of high-tech devices into the home setting - the fastest growing sector of the health care economy - poses a new set of ethical and social challenges." "Bringing the Hospital Home was conceived to examine the nature and implications of care in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, AIDS, and cancer. The book brings together scholars, clinicians, and advocates from a variety of fields to address topics that include the uses of the technologies, the impact of high-tech home care on patients and families, and policy questions bearing on program design, rationing and access to care, economics, and death and dying in the home."--BOOK JACKET.o Child Prote
Analysis Sick persons Home care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Home care services -- Technological innovations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Home care services -- Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Home nursing -- Technological innovations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Home nursing -- Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Home Care Services.
Technology, Medical
Ethics, Medical.
Ethics, Medical.
Home Care Services.
Technology, Medical
United States.
Author Arras, John D., 1945-2015.
LC no. 95011547
ISBN 080184990X (hc : alk. paper)