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Dementia and aging : ethics, values, and policy choices

Dementia and aging : ethics, values, and policy choices

Author: Robert H Binstock; Stephen G Post; Peter J Whitehouse
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992.
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The authors first present background information on dementia and related ethical and policy issues. The remainder of the book is divided into three parts. Part 1 conveys the difficulties experienced by dementia patients and their caregivers. Part 2 deals with the ethical and moral issues involved in decisions regarding treatment and care, including the highly controversial subject of euthanasia. Part 3 lays out  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dementia and aging.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Binstock; Stephen G Post; Peter J Whitehouse
ISBN: 080184424X 9780801844249 0801845459 9780801845451
OCLC Number: 25205954
Description: xviii, 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Challenges of dementia / Robert H. Binstock, Stephen G. Post and Peter J. Whitehouse --
Dementia: the medical perspective / Peter J. Whitehouse --
Experience of being demented / Joseph M. Foley --
Seeing and knowing dementia / David H. Smith --
Human dignity, dementia, and the moral basis of caregiving / Richard J. Martin and Stephen G. Post --
Autonomy revisited: the limits of anticipatory choices / Rebecca S. Dresser --
Critical view of ethical dilemmas in dementia / Harry R. Moody --
Mercy killing of elderly people with dementia: a counterproposal / David C. Thomasma --
Euthanasia in Alzheimer's disease? / Margaret P. Battin --
Dementia and appropriate care: allocating scarce resources / Daniel Callahan --
Politics of developing appropriate care for dementia / Robert H. Binstock and Thomas H. Murray --
Alzheimer's disease: current policy initiatives / Gene D. Cohen.
Responsibility: edited by Robert H. Binstock, Stephen G. Post, Peter J. Whitehouse.
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Millions are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementing disorder. For families, professional caregivers, policy makers, and the patients themselves, the challenges are immense and the  Read more...


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" Dementia and Aging will become a standard introduction to what Lewis Thomas called 'the disease of the century'... Gerontologists will benefit from reading [this] collection [dealing] with a Read more...

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