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Ethics, Law, and Aging Review : Assuring Safety in Long Term Care - Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies and Practical Limitations - Marshall Kapp

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review

Assuring Safety in Long Term Care - Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies and Practical Limitations

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This volume explores the concept of safety as applied in the long term care context. Chapters examine the way in which the quest for safety may work either synergistically or adversely upon other worthy social goals. Among the initiatives considered are promoting the decision-making autonomy of patients/clients and their surrogates, enhancing the quality of care and quality of life available to long term care residents, and providing fair compensation for injured victims when serious harm occurs.

Questions addressed that are of concern to legal and ethical theorists, social science researchers, and patient/client advocates include: To what extent do litigation and/or regulation accomplish the safety and other legitimate objectives of public policy in the long term care arena? Do the costs of various approaches outweigh the benefits in promoting safety and other goals? How do litigation and regulation compare with alternative approaches to achieving the same goals, in terms of an acceptable cost/benefit balance?

Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgmentp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Assuring Safety in Long-Term Care: Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies, and Practical Limitations
Assuring Safety in Long-Term Care: The Albatross of Historical Experiencep. 3
At Least Mom Will Be Safe There: The Role of Resident Safety in Nursing Home Qualityp. 33
Assuring Quality Nursing Home Care: A Case of "Market Failure"p. 43
Assisted Living: Safety vs. Autonomyp. 61
Safety, Self-Determination, and Choice in Long-Term Care: The Consumer and Ombudsman Experiencep. 77
Hazardous to Our Health: Competing Values, Conflicting Agendas, and Mixed Messagesp. 89
Assuring Safety for People With Dementia in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Focus on Staffingp. 107
Improving Resident Safety Through Quality Medical Carep. 125
Independent Articles
When Value and Meaning Become Monetary Rather Than Moral: Issues in Geriatric Health Care Allocationp. 143
Book Reviewsp. 151
Books Receivedp. 159
Indexp. 162
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ISBN: 9780826116437
ISBN-10: 0826116434
Series: Ethics, Law, and Aging Review : Book 9
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36