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Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide

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ISBN 9789057024030
Published February 1, 1999 by Routledge
132 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Principles of medical ethics; determining mental capacity and competence; informed consent; advance directives; decisions on life-sustaining therapy - nutrition and fluid; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; achieving "a good death"; the use of physical restraints; ethical issues in dementia; ethical issues in stroke management; quality of life in health care decisions; ethical issues and expenditure on health and social care.

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 Gurcharan S Rai, Consultant Physician