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Ethical Issues in the Care of the Dying and Bereaved Aged




ISBN 9780895032881
Published January 31, 1996 by Routledge
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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

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