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Ethics and the elderly

Author: Mark R Wicclair
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the increasing growth of the elderly population, geriatric care is becoming eminently important not only to medical professionals but also to all those involved in caring for the elderly including social workers, nursing home staff, and relatives. This timely work confronts in a clear and systematic manner the many ethical issues concerning care for elderly persons. For instance, what is sound ethical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Wicclair
ISBN: 019505315X 9780195053159
OCLC Number: 26934609
Description: xviii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Life-sustaining medical care: elderly patients with decision-making capacity --
Life-sustaining medical care: elderly patients without decision-making capacity --
Age-rationing, ageism and justice --
Paternalism and the elderly --
Research with elderly subjects --
Caring for frail elderly parents: the obligations of adult children.
Responsibility: Mark R. Wicclair.
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With the increasing growth of the elderly population, geriatric care is becoming eminently important not only to medical professionals but also to all those involved in caring for the elderly including social workers, nursing home staff, and relatives. This timely work confronts in a clear and systematic manner the many ethical issues concerning care for elderly persons. For instance, what is sound ethical decision-making in relation to life-sustaining medical treatment for elderly patients? At a time when aging of the population is increasing the demand for health care, is age-rationing a justified means of cost control? How can investigators satisfy ethical requirements in relation to medical or social-scientific research with elderly subjects, and what special precautions are needed when elderly persons are ill, demented, dependent on social services, and/or institutionalized? What are the responsibilities of adult children toward frail elderly parents? How can professionals and relatives determine whether paternalism toward an elderly person is ethically justified? In an accessible way, this book explains the ethical and conceptual issues at stake. Several key examples are presented and each chapter ends with an extensive case study and analysis. Ethics and the Elderly will be a valuable resource for all those involved in geriatric care and to many in the field of bioethics.

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