Palliative care in trauma: Violence and the ethic of care

Anne C. Mosenthal, Franchesca J. Hwang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Death and disability from violent injury is a major public health problem that disproportionately affects the young and previously healthy. Questions about how and when to provide palliative care raise ethical and other questions about the best quality of end-of-life care in people dying from injuries. This chapter explores the ethic of care and how it informs the delivery of palliative care for those injured by violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationViolence, Trauma, and Trauma Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationEthical Issues, Interventions, and Innovations
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030312466
ISBN (Print)9783030312459
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


  • Autonomy
  • Ethics
  • Goals of care
  • Justice
  • Racial disparities
  • Surgical palliative care
  • Trauma
  • Violence


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