Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide

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Overview

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

Disc. competency, informed consent, advance directives, CPR, restraints; quality of life; dementia, stroke; "good death."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789057024023
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Consultant Physician

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Ch. 1 Principles of medical ethics 1
Ch. 2 Determining mental capacity and competence 9
Ch. 3 Informed consent 17
Ch. 4 Advance directives 29
Ch. 5 Decisions on life-sustaining therapy: Nutrition and fluid 39
Ch. 6 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation 55
Ch. 7 Achieving a good death 65
Ch. 8 The use of restraints 77
Ch. 9 Ethical issues in dementia 85
Ch. 10 Ethical issues in stroke management 95
Ch. 11 Quality of life in health care decisions 105
Ch. 12 Ethical issues and expenditure on health and social care 113
Index 119
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