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The Law And Ethics Of Dementia

Author : Charles Foster
ISBN : 9781782254300
Genre : Law
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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 all the main (and many of the fringe) perspectives. It begins with the medical facts: what is dementia? Who gets it? What are the current and future therapeutic and palliative options? What are the main challenges for medical and nursing care? The story is then taken up by the ethicists, who grapple with questions such as: is it legitimate to lie to dementia patients if that is a kind thing to do? Who is the person whose memory, preferences and personality have all been transformed by their disease? Should any constraints be placed on the sexual activity of patients? Are GPS tracking devices an unpardonable interference with the patient's freedom? These issues, and many more, are then examined through legal lenses. The book closes with accounts from dementia sufferers and their carers. It is the first and only book of its kind, and the authoritative text.

Dementia Law And Ethics

Author : Julian C. Hughes
ISBN : 9781784508968
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Clinical dilemmas in dementia contexts are often not because the clinical facts are in doubt, but because the ethical and legal underpinnings are uncertain - which can cause worry and confusion. This practical book will help nurses, healthcare assistants and other practitioners to think through their responses clearly in the midst of these difficult situations. The chapters all stand alone, allowing the reader to dip quickly in and out of the book as required. They address complex issues such as abuse, behaviour that challenges, forced care, treatment withdrawal, and contain clinical case vignettes throughout. This is essential reading to give practitioners the confidence that good legal and ethical decisions can be made in the same way as good clinical decisions.

Legal And Ethical Aspects Of Care

Author : Nessa Coyle
ISBN : 9780190258061
Genre : Nursing
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Effective palliative care that rests on a sound ethical foundation requires ongoing discussions about patient and family values and preferences. This is especially important when addressing care at end-of-life including artificial nutrition and hydration, withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies and palliative sedation as well as requests for assistance in hastening death. The eighth volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Palliative Care, provides an overview of critical communication skills and formal organizational mechanisms, such as ethics committees and interdisciplinary rounds, required for decisions in ethical dilemmas which respect diversity in the views of colleagues, as well as patients. The content of the concise, clinically focused volumes in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series is one resource for nurses preparing for specialty certification exams and provides a quick-reference in daily practice.


Author : Charles Foster
ISBN : 9780198801900
Genre : Law
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Depression is amorphous. It defies easy generalization, and eludes medical and legal categories. Is it part of the self, or its predator? Can a sufferer be held responsible for their actions? This edited collection provides a holistic study of a protean illness. If the law is to regulate the lives of those who suffer from depression, it is vital that lawyers understand the condition. Drawing upon a wide-ranging expertise, this volume looks at depression from four viewpoints: that of the sufferer, the clinician, the ethicist, and the lawyer. Topics covered include the cultural history of depression; causes, epidemiology, and diagnosis; the autonomy debate; criminal responsibility; public health law; depression in the workplace; depression and children; and assisted suicide. First-hand accounts from sufferers are followed by contributions from clinicians who say what depression is, outline its demography and therapeutic options, and indicate the legal and ethical problems that trouble them the most. The essays then go on to explore legal and ethical questions in depth. This collection is essential reading for lawyers seeking a broader understanding of depression, and non-lawyers seeking an insight into the difficulty law has engaging with the condition.

Dementia And Aging

Author : Robert H. Binstock
ISBN : 0801845459
Genre : Medical
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Several million Americans 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 economic costs are staggering. In Dementia and Aging Robert H. Binstock, Stephen G. Post, and Peter J. Whitehouse bring together experts in gerontology, geriatrics, psychiatry, neurology, nursing, ethics, philosophy, public policy, and law to examine the ethical, moral, and policy controversies surrounding dementia. 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 One conveys the difficulties experienced by dementia patients and their caregivers. Part Two deals with ethical and moral issues involved in decisions regarding treatment and care, including the highly controversial subject of euthanasia. Part Three lays out societal choices regarding the allocation of resources for treatment, care, and research on dementia.

Annual Review Of Law And Ethics

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061952813
Genre : Law
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Nursing Home Ethics

Author : Bethel Ann Powers, RN, PhD
ISBN : 0826119654
Genre : Medical
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! p>Bethel Ann Powers gives a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the ethical issues that arise in long-term care. The first two chapters set the stage by exploring the pre-nursing home experiences of families living with dementia and, in contrast, how residents and family members experience life in the nursing home. The following chapters contain detailed hypothetical cases that include questions, possible actions, and insightful commentary to illustrate practical approaches to understanding common ethical issues affecting nursing home residents.

Duties To Care

Author : Rosie Harding
ISBN : 9781107097377
Genre : Law
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Duties to Care is the first empirically grounded, conceptually nuanced, socio-legal examination of caring for a person with dementia.

Dementia Americana

Author : Martha Merrill Umphrey
ISBN : UOM:39015050178626
Genre : Criminal liability
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Ethics Law And Aging Review Volume 10

Author : Marshall B. Kapp
ISBN : UOM:39015060805598
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Although the topic of decision making capacity and older persons has been discussed in the literature, there still is much to be learned about it theoretically and practically. Experts continue to disagree about which standards are important for assessing decision making capacity. Questions such as: "When should a capacity assessment be done on an older person and by whom?" are covered by the editors. Topics included in this volume are the application of an original framework for ethical decision making in long term care; an elder's capacity to decide to remain living alone in the community; the quest for helpful standardized instruments for evaluating decision making capacity; and end-of-life liability issues.

Living With Dementia

Author : Veljko Dubljević
ISBN : 9783030620738
Genre : Medical
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This book addresses current issues in the neuroscience and ethics of dementia care, including philosophical as well as ethical legal, and social issues (ELSIs), issues in clinical, institutional, and private care-giving, and international perspectives on dementia and care innovations. As such, it is a must-read for anyone interested in a well-researched, thought-provoking overview of current issues in dementia diagnosis, care, and social and legal policy. All contributions reflect the latest neuroscientific research on dementia, either broadly construed or in terms of the etiologies and symptoms of particular forms of dementia. Given its interdisciplinary and international scope, its depth of research, and its qualitative emphasis, the book represents a valuable addition to the available literature on neuroethics, gerontology, and neuroscientific memory research.

Ethical And Legal Issues In Neurology

Author : James L. Bernat
ISBN : 9780444535047
Genre : Medical
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Advances in our understanding of the brain and rapid advances in the medical practice of neurology are creating questions and concerns from an ethical and legal perspective. Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology provides a detailed review of various general aspects of neuroethics, and contains chapters dealing with a vast array of specific issues such as the role of religion, the ethics of invasive neuroscience research, and the impact of potential misconduct in neurologic practice. The book focuses particular attention on problems related to palliative care, euthanasia, dementia, and neurogenetic disorders, and concludes with examinations of consciousness, personal identity, and the definition of death. This volume focuses on practices not only in North America but also in Europe and the developing world. It is a useful resource for all neuroscience and neurology professionals, researchers, students, scholars, practicing clinical neurologists, mental health professionals, and psychiatrists. A comprehensive introduction and reference on neuroethics Includes coverage of how best to understand the ethics and legal aspects of dementia, palliative care, euthanasia and neurogenetic disorders Brings clarity to issues regarding ethics and legal responsibilities in the age of rapidly evolving brain science and related clinical practice

State Of The Art In Dementia Care

Author : Mary Marshall
ISBN : UOM:39015043278665
Genre : Caregivers
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Legal And Ethical Issues In Nursing

Author : Ginny Wacker Guido
ISBN : UOM:39015062451870
Genre : Medical
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The fourth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing is the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses under one cover. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing. Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this text is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated.

Ethics Law And Aging Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063906676
Genre : Aged
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Hospice Care For Patients With Advanced Progressive Dementia

Author : Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD
ISBN : 0826117414
Genre : Medical
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This volume demonstrates how hospice care leads to improved quality of life for patients with terminal dementia and their families. Much of the information is based on the successful 10-year experience of the E.N. Rogers Memorial Hospital, where the first palliative care program for the management of patients with advanced dementia was developed. The book discusses Alzheimer's and other progressive dementias and reviews the clinical problems encountered, including infections, eating difficulties, and behavioral problems. It further addresses how to implement hospice care programs for these patients and the ethical aspects involved. This volume will be of compelling importance to nurses, physicians, and social workers involved in hospice or home care of patients at the last stages of dementia.

Current Law Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063988096
Genre : Law
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Dementia And Social Work Practice

Author : Carole B. Cox
ISBN : UOM:39015069376617
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Ethics Law And Aging Review Volume 8

Author : Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM
ISBN : 9780826116369
Genre : Law
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Perplexing ethical questions emerge when conducting research involving older adult participants. Fundamental ethical concerns often grappled with include the ability to obtain truly voluntary and competent informed consent, the proper role of surrogate decision making in the research context, and the equitable selection of research subjects. This volume brings to the forefront a discussion of how to encourage essential research specifically designed to benefit older persons while protecting the legal and ethical rights of actual and potential older research participants. Highly qualified and diverse contributors analyze and explain some of the most salient and legal conundrums implicated in the design, conduct, interpretation, and application of research protocols that touch on these problems of aging and the aged.

Aids Bibliography

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Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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