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Seniors and squalor : competency, autonomy, and the mistake of forced intervention

Author: Lisa Johnson
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the widespread and growing phenomenon of mentally competent senior citizens living in self-imposed squalor and refusing help, whether from health care professionals, government, or family. At this juncture of medicine and law, many families have experienced frustration, embarrassment, and heartbreak. The book also explores associated ethical questions, arguing that society can address the problem  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Lisa (Lisa Carol), 1967-
Seniors and squalor.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2018]
(DLC) 2018024795
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Johnson
ISBN: 9781440854002 1440854009 1440853991 9781440853999
OCLC Number: 1038022766
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 194 pages)
Contents: This strange phenomenon --
Fuzzy borders --
Values of the body politic --
What can be done? --
What should be done?
Responsibility: Lisa Johnson.

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This book examines the widespread and growing phenomenon of mentally competent senior citizens living in self-imposed squalor and refusing help, whether from health care professionals, government, or family. At this juncture of medicine and law, many families have experienced frustration, embarrassment, and heartbreak. The book also explores associated ethical questions, arguing that society can address the problem while respecting individual legal autonomy.

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