Controversies in Ethics in Long-Term Care

Controversies in Ethics in Long-Term Care

by Ellen Olson
     
 

In decision-making, health care providers of long-term care regularly face a struggle between moral imperatives, medical technology, and financial considerations. This volume addresses crucial ethical issues, including advance directives (living wills), autonomy of the frail elders, home vs. institutional care, termination of treatment, and comfort care. It also…  See more details below

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In decision-making, health care providers of long-term care regularly face a struggle between moral imperatives, medical technology, and financial considerations. This volume addresses crucial ethical issues, including advance directives (living wills), autonomy of the frail elders, home vs. institutional care, termination of treatment, and comfort care. It also discusses multicultural issues and the treatment of dementia patients. The volume is a vital resource for all long-term care professionals, as well as for academics and students concerned with ethics in health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826186003
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Springer Series on Ethics, Law, and Aging
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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Brian Hofland
It is important reading for nursing home physicians, nurses, administrators, and long-term care policymakers and researchers.
—Contemporary Gerontology

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