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Author Giordano, Simona.

Title Understanding eating disorders : conceptual and ethical issues in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia nervosa / Simona Giordano.

Imprint Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  174.2968526 G437u 2005    ---  Available
Description xiii, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Issues in biomedical ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-291) and index.
Summary Simona Giordano presents the first full philosophical study of ethical issues in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Beginning with a comprehensive analysis of these conditions and an exploration of their complex causes, she then proceeds to address legal and ethical dilemmas such as a patient's refusal of life-saving treatment. Illustrated with many case-studies, Understanding Eating Disorders is an essential tool for anyone working with sufferers of these much misunderstood conditions, and for all those ethicists, lawyers, and medical practitioners engaged with the widely relevant issues they raise.
Contents pt. 1. Scientific understanding of eating disorders. Eating disorders : anorexia and bulimia nervosa ; Paternalism v. respect for autonomy ; Is pathological behaviour caused by mental illness? ; Scientific understanding of eating disorders -- pt. 2. The value of lightness. Lightness and eating disorders ; The value of lightness -- pt. 3. Families, society, and eating disorders. The role of expectations in the genesis of eating disorders ; The society of the person with eating disorders ; Victims or persecutors? : the moral logic at the heart of eating disorders ; A critique of the systemic and sociological approaches to eating disorders -- pt. 4. Law, ethics, and ending lives. Eating or treating? : legal and ethical issues surrounding eating disorders ; Autonomy and control in eating disorders ; Anorexia nervosa and refusal of life-saving interventions ; Conclusions : the need for change.
Subject Eating disorders.
Eating disorders -- Treatment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Eating disorders -- Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Anorexia Nervosa.
Anorexia Nervosa -- therapy.
Bulimia -- therapy.
Patient Care -- ethics.
Personal Autonomy.
ISBN 0199269742 (alk. paper)
9780199269747 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780199269747 (hbk.)
NLM 101258421
NLGGC 276737407
YDXCP 2201586

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