The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition by Bruce Jennings, Susan M. Wolf, Nancy Berlinger (Paperback, 2013)
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The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines shaped the ethical and legal framework for treatment decision-making and end-of-life care in the U.S. This updated edition offers comprehensive practical guidance to professionals caring for seriously ill adults and children. It is a resource for clinical ethicists, ethics committees, lawyers, administrators, educators, and policymakers.
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.