Ellen L. Csikai (PhD, MSW, University of Pittsburgh) is associate professor of social work at the University of Alabama. She has published numerous articles and is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations. She has also written Teaching Resources for End-of-Life and Palliative Care Courses. Elizabeth Chaitin (PhD, Duquesne University, MSW, MA,University of Pittsburgh) is the director of the Medical Ethics and Palliative Care Services Department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital. She teaches in several capacities and is an ethics consultant for several university hospitals.
Ellen L. Csikai and Elizabeth Chaitin's Ethics of End-of-Life
Decisions in Social Work Practice is a book that merits a spot on
the shelf not simply because it is an important addition to the
social work oeuvre, but because it offers practical and essential
guidance for social workers and other providers working amidst the
increasing ethical complexity of end-of-life care." - Philip C.
Higgins, Journal of Palliative Medicine
The skillful introduction of complex case materials to illustrate key points throughout the book makes this a particularly valuable resource for professionals involved in end-of-life practice . The book is an excellent resource for students, faculty teaching material on ethics, and practitioners in the field." - Janna C. Heyman, Fordham University