Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide

Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide

by Gurcharan S Rai, Iva Blackman
     
 

ISBN-10: 9057024020

ISBN-13: 9789057024023

Pub. Date: 02/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This concise, introductory handbook discusses the basic principles of medical ethics, and includes practical, realistic guidance on how to evaluate and manage common ethical problems, focusing on the care of elderly patients Typical scenarios faced in clinical practice, such as issues of mental capacity and consent, resuscitation, near death decisions, quality of

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This concise, introductory handbook discusses the basic principles of medical ethics, and includes practical, realistic guidance on how to evaluate and manage common ethical problems, focusing on the care of elderly patients Typical scenarios faced in clinical practice, such as issues of mental capacity and consent, resuscitation, near death decisions, quality of life, and health care expenditure, are discussed

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057024023
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Ch. 1Principles of medical ethics1
Ch. 2Determining mental capacity and competence9
Ch. 3Informed consent17
Ch. 4Advance directives29
Ch. 5Decisions on life-sustaining therapy: Nutrition and fluid39
Ch. 6Cardiopulmonary resuscitation55
Ch. 7Achieving a good death65
Ch. 8The use of restraints77
Ch. 9Ethical issues in dementia85
Ch. 10Ethical issues in stroke management95
Ch. 11Quality of life in health care decisions105
Ch. 12Ethical issues and expenditure on health and social care113
Index119

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