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The law and ethics of dementia

Author: Charles Foster; Jonathan Herring; Israel Doron
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dementia is a topic of enormous human, medical, economic, legal and ethical importance. Its importance grows as more of us live longer. The legal and ethical problems it raises are complex, intertwined, and under-discussed. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, lawyers and ethicists - all of them world leaders in the field of dementia - and is a comprehensive, scholarly yet accessible library of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Foster; Jonathan Herring; Israel Doron
ISBN: 9781849464178 1849464170
OCLC Number: 868648525
Description: xxx, 539 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What is dementia? / Elissa L Ash --
The demographics of dementia / Israel (Issi) Doron --
The genetics of dementia / Sophie Behrman, Klaus P Ebmeier and Charlotte L Allan --
Can dementia be prevented? / Amos D Korczyn and Veronika Vakhapova --
Clinical management of dementia : an overview (1) / Noa Bregman and Orna Moore --
Clinical management of dementia : an overview (2) / Chris Fox, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Emma Wolverson, Ian Maidment and Andrea Hilton --
Best interests determination : a medical perspective / Hugh Series --
Advance decisions and proxy decision-making in the elderly : a medical perspective / Gary Sinoff and Natalia Blaja-Lisnic --
The happy dementia patient / Hugh Series --
Dementia : a perspective from primary care / Daniel Lasserson --
Dementia : an ethical overview / Michael Dunn --
Best interest determinations and substituted judgement : personhood and precedent autonomy / Andrew McGee --
Proxy decision-making / José Miola --
Telling the truth : the ethics of deception and white lies in dementia care / Maartje Schermer --
Research on patients with dementia / Adrian Treloar and Claudia Dunlop --
Genetics and dementia : ethical concerns / Caroline J. Huang, Michael Parker and Matthew L. Baum --
Common perceptions of dementia / Perla Werner --
Ethical perspectives on end-of-life care : euthanasia, assisted suicide and the refusal of or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in those living with dementia / Michael Gordon --
Resource allocation issues in dementia / Leah Rand and Mark Sheehan --
Sexuality in dementia / Julia C Hughes, Aileen Beatty and Jeanette Shippen --
The use of new technologies in managing dementia patients / Julian C Hughes --
Abuse safeguarding and dementia / Bridget Penhale --
A legal overview / Mary Donnelly --
Assessing capacity / Lesley King and Hugh Series --
Best interests and dementia / Jonathan Herring --
Proxy decision-making : a legal perspective / Winsor C Schmidt --
Being and being lost : personal identity and dementia / Jesee Wall --
Dementia, autonomy and guardianship for the old / Margaret Isabel Hall --
Restriction of liberty / Michael Schindler and Yael Waksman --
Research on patients with dementia / Phil Bielby --
Dementia and carers : relationality and informal carers' experiences / Rosie Harding --
End-of-life care / Ofra G Golan --
Health care resource allocation issues in dementia / Keith Syrett --
The use of new technologies in the managment of dementia patiens / Karen Eltis --
Discrimination / Doug Surtees --
Physical, financial and other abuse / Ruijia Chen, E-Shien Chang, Melissa Simon and Xinqi Dong --
Driving and dementia / Desmond O'Neill --
Voting and political participation / Nina A Kohn --
Tis is my life / Peter JS Ashley --
Dad's dementia / Andrew Billen --
Lewy body disease : a carer's perspective / Sue Berkeley and Rob Berkeley --
Our journey / Shirley Nurock --
The power of imagination / Peter Richards --
Dementia care : workpoints / U Hla Htay.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring and Israel Doron.

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