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Ethical Issues in the Care of the Dying and Bereaved Aged

1st Edition

By Morgan D. John

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356 pages

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Our problems seemingly develop faster than our ability to cope with those problems. The blessing of longer life has brought with it a host of new issues faced by the elderly, their families, and their caregivers. "Ethical Issues in the Care of the Dying and Bereaved Aged", twenty-three essays by some of the most eminent thinkers in the field of death and bereavement, addresses some of these problems. Victor Marshall, Miriam and Sidney Moss, Colin M. Parkes, Dennis Klass, Margaret Somerville and Elizabeth Latimer, as well as other clinicians, have written new material for this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction John D. Morgan

PART I: GENERAL ISSUES OF THE AGED

Palliative Care and the Aged in Canada Dorothy C.H. Ley

Tackling Ageism—Moral Imperative or Current Fad? Neil Thompson

Ethical Questions in Changing Funeral and Burial Practices Eric C. Tappenden

Applying Hospice Principles in South Africa Judith van Heerden

Death, Bereavement, and the Social Psychology of Aging and Dying Victor W. Marshall

PART II: PATIENT AND FAMILY ISSUES

Preserving the Dignity of the Invisible Person: Educating Long-Term Care Staff about the Care and Treatment of Alzheimer Disease Patients Mary Guerriero Austrom and Hugh C. Hendrie

Inevitable Losses—Ethical Issues for Adult Children with Aging Parents Pearl E. Langer

Anticipating the Death of an Elderly Parent Miriam S. Moss and Sidney Z. Moss

The Ethics of Hope and Denial Stephen R. Connor

Ethical Service to the Family Before and After Bereavement Colin Murray Parkes

Confronting the Avoided Spot Reverend Peter Hill

Spiritual/Religious Issues in Grief: Consolation and Meaning Dennis Klass

PART III: MORAL DILEMMAS

The Abuse of the Elderly Esther Magrethe Gjertsen and Cand Polit

International Responsibilities to Aged and Dying Honourable Flora MacDonald

Euthanasia: Seeking Insights From the Edge Margaret A. Somerville

PART IV: ISSUES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Death, Healing, Heroism and the Chiron Syndrome Phyllis Palgi

Living Through Death and Dying: Strategies for the Health Care Professional Patrice O'Connor

Medically Futile Treatment: Considering Lifting the Burden of Decision-Making from Patients and Families Connie Holden

Using Laughter as a Cathartic Process in Grief Counseling Ben-Joshua Jaffe

Teaching Quality Care of the Dying Patient Elizabeth J. Latimer

PART V: ISSUES OF RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE

Ask Your ancestors and They Will Tell You Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts

Casey House Hospice: Caring for the Person Living with HIV/AIDS Reverend Douglas Graydon

Contributors

Index

About the Series

Death, Value and Meaning Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health