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Medical Ethics and the Elderly : practical guide - Gurcharan S. Rai

Medical Ethics and the Elderly

practical guide

Hardcover

Published: 25th March 1999
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Medical ethics is central to the sound practice of medicine, & in the field of geriatrics in particular, difficult ethical dilemmas are faced almost every day. This concise, introductory handbook discusses the basic principles of medical ethics, & includes practical, realistic guidance on how to evaluate & manage common ethical problems, focusing on the care of elderly patients. Typical scenarios faced in clinical practice, such as issues of mental capacity & consent, resuscitation, near death decisions, quality of life, & health care expenditure, are discussed. Example cases illustrating specific situations are included throughout. Selected Contents: Principles of Medical Ethics * Determining Mental Capacity & Competence * Informed Consent * Advance Directives * Decisions on Life-Sustaining Therapy: Nutrition & 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 & Expenditure on Health & Social Care

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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ISBN: 9789057024023
ISBN-10: 9057024020
Series: Studies in Environmental Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 25th March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1