VIII. Ethical and Legal Issues
This section includes materials related to ethical
issues and end of life care in pain management, decision making and suffering.
City of Hope Publications
Laneader, A., Angelos, P., Ferrell, B. R., Kolker,
A., Miner, T., Padilla, G., Swaney, J., Krouse, R., & Casarett, D. (2007).
Ethical issues in research to improve the management of malignant bowel
obstruction: Challenges and
Journal of Pain and Symptom
Management, 34(Supl 1), S20-S27.
B. R. (2007).
Beyond politics - the patient in pain. Center for
Practical Bioethics, 3(3), 10-15.
Ferrell, B. R. (2006).
Understanding the moral distress of nurses
witnessing medically futile care. Oncology Nursing Forum, 33(5),
Ethical perspectives on pain and suffering. Pain Management
Nursing. 6(3), 83-90.
M., & Ferrell, B. R. (2005).
Ethical challenges in the management of chronic
Negotiating through the cloud of doubt.
The Journal of
Pain, 6(1), 2-9.
Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century, 2nd
- Morrison, E.
E. & Furlong, B. (2013). NM: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN #:
American Nurse. (2011).
The practice of ethics,
RNs learn and discuss issues.
MD: The American Nurse Association.
Bernhofer, E. (2011).
Ethics and pain management in hospitalized patients. Online Journal of
Issues in Nursing, 17(1). DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol17No01EthCol01.
Guide to Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application
- Fowler, D. M. (2010)
MD: American Nursing
Nursebooks.org. ISBN: 978-1558102583.
Ethics: A practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 7th
A., Siegler, M. & Winslade, W. (2010). NY: McGraw-Hill.
ISBN: 13: 978-0071634144.
Ethical Issues in Chronic Pain Management
- Schatman, M. E. (2007). NY: Informa Healthcare. ISBN #: 0849392683.
Dilemmas in Community Health Care: Cases and Commentaries
- White, B. & Zimbelman, J. (2005). NY: Pearson Longman. ISBN: 0321133552.
Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements
American Nurses Association. (2001). ISBN-13: 978-1558101760.
Palliative Care Ethics: A Companion for
Specialties, 2nd Edition
- Randall, F., & Downie, R. S. (1999). UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0192630687.
B. R. (1996). NM: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN #: 086720723.
- In the
Face of Pain
Ethics and Pain Fact Sheet
Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation – Pain &
Policy Studies Group, University of WI
Achieving Balance in State & Federal Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation –
Pain & Policy Studies Group, University of WI
Balance in National Opioids Control Policy: Guidelines for Assessment - World Health Organization
This 42 page document provides guidelines that can be used by governments and
health professionals to assess the national
opioids control policies and their
administration of any country to determine if they contain the provisions,
cooperation that are necessary to ensure the availability of opioid analgesics.
in 22 languages.
State Policy Issues in End of Life Care - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Downloadable publications that advance balanced approaches
to pain management policy, consumer protection and
to Legal Issues in Life-Limiting Conditions - American Health Lawyers
Association, Washington, DC
Model Policy for the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
- Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, TX
Other Organizational Links
- American Society of Law, Medicine &
A community of
colleagues across three disciplines exploring the major health issues to protect
public health; reduce racial,
ethnic, and economic health disparities;
promote patient safely and quality of care; and facilitate dialogue on emerging
biomedical science and research.
(see Position Statements/Standards in
Ethics and Human Rights – American Nurses Association
Pain Relief and Preventing Abuse of Pain Medications: A Critical Balancing Act
- Joint statement from 21 health organizations and the Drug Enforcement
The roles of both health
law enforcement personnel in maintaining the balances between patient
care and diversion prevention are
modified: May 24, 2016