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Sisti, Dominic A.

Works: 5 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 2,321 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Dominic A Sisti
The case of Terri Schiavo : ethics at the end of life by Arthur L Caplan( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers medical and legal documents, opinions from various perspectives, and a timeline of events in the Terri Shiavo case to provide a resource for examining the moral and ethical issues surrounding end-of-life decisions
Applied ethics in mental health care : an interdisciplinary reader( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions of key ethical dilemmas in mental health care, including consent, trauma and violence, addiction, confidentiality, and therapeutic boundaries
Health, disease, and illness : concepts in medicine( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together classic and contemporary thinkers to examine the history, state, and future of ever-changing "concepts" in medicine. Divided into four parts--Historical Discussions; Characterizing Health, Disease, and Illness; Clinical Applications of Health and Disease; and Normalcy, Genetic Disease, and Enhancement: The Future of the Concepts of Health and Disease--the reader can see the evolutionary arc of medical concepts from the Greek physician Galen of Pergamum (ca. 150 CE) who proposed that "the best doctor is also a philosopher," to contemporary discussions of the genome and morality. The editors have recognized a crucial need for a deeper integration of medicine and philosophy with each other, particularly in an age of dynamically changing medical science--and what it means, medically, philosophically, to be human
The concept of mental disorder : a pragmatic proposal by Dominic A Sisti( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality disorders are particularly problematic because they are constellations of behaviors that seem to straddle the domains of mental illness and individual idiosyncrasy. In thinking about the ways to understand boundary cases of mental illness such as personality disorders, I argue that naturalistic theories are the best available to us, but fail because they depend on a concept of biological function and personality disorders are ultimately social dysfunctions. It is from this distinction that I begin my pragmatic line of argumentation by claiming that whether a particular state (social dysfunction) is properly called a 'disease' or 'disorder' is not a necessary condition of its being treated as if it were one. In so doing, I augment naturalistic theories with reasonable pragmatic considerations, such that boundary cases might be justifiably treated as medical problems despite controversies regarding their biological basis
County Jail or Psychiatric Hospital? Ethical Challenges in Correctional Mental Health Care( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Approximately 20% of the roughly 2.5 million individuals incarcerated in the United States have a serious mental illness (SMI). As a result of their illnesses, these individuals are often more likely to commit a crime, end up incarcerated, and languish in correctional settings without appropriate treatment. The objective of the present study was to investigate how correctional facility personnel reconcile the ethical challenges that arise when housing and treating individuals with SMI. Four focus groups and one group interview were conducted with employees (n = 24) including nurses, clinicians, correctional officers, administrators, and sergeants at a county jail in Pennsylvania. Results show that jail employees felt there are too many inmates with SMI in jail who would benefit from more comprehensive treatment elsewhere; however, given limited resources, employees felt they were doing the best they can. These findings can inform mental health management and policy in a correctional setting
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The case of Terri Schiavo : ethics at the end of life
Applied ethics in mental health care : an interdisciplinary readerHealth, disease, and illness : concepts in medicineThe concept of mental disorder : a pragmatic proposal
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