This thoughtful and compassionate account addresses some of the difficult ethical and medical issues raised in the provision of health care for the dependent elderly patient. Care of the dependent elderly is subject to conflicting priorities arising from the demands of patients, their relatives, the fair allocation of medical and financial resources, and the medical ethos to prolong life. A distinguished team of contributors, selected from the fields of medicine, philosophy, ethics, and law, discuss and critically evaluate these issues. This volume will provide a focus for further debate and interest in this important subject.
From the hardback review: '... an excellent new book on the subject ... informative and challenging ... deserves careful reading and reflection ... I warmly recommend this book.' Bernadette Tobin, Bioethics Outlook From the hardback review: '... a fair amount of food for thought ... a useful collection of contributions to several debates.' Journal of Medical Ethics