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Care of the Aged

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In virtually all the developed countries of the Western world, people are living longer and reproducing less. At the same time, co... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In virtually all the developed countries of the Western world, people are living longer and reproducing less. At the same time, costs for the care of the elderly and infirm continue to rise dramatically. Given these facts, it should come as no surprise that we are experi encing an ever-increasing concern with questions relating to the proper care and treatment of the aged. What responsibilities do soci eties have to their aging citizens? What duties, if any, do grown chil dren owe their parents? What markers should we use to determine one's status as "elderly"? Does treatment of pain in aged patients present special medical and/or moral problems? How can the com peting claims of autonomy and optimal medical care be reconciled for elderly persons who require assisted living? When, if ever, should severely demented patients be included in nontherapeutic clinical tri als? These questions, and others of similar interest to those con cerned with the proper treatment of the aged, are discussed in depth in the articles included in this text. The essays in this volume of Biomedical Ethics Reviews fall loosely into two broad categories. The first four articles-those con tributed by Sheila M. Neysmith, Allyson Robichaud, Jennifer Jackson, and Susan McCarthy-raise general questions concerning the propri ety of Western society'S current mechanisms for dealing with and treat ing elderly citizens. The remaining four articles-those by Simon Woods and Max Elstein, Marshall B.

Klappentext

This interdisciplinary collection of essays deals with the moral issues associated with the treatment and care of the elderly-and offers proposals for solving them. Writing in a readily understandable style, the authors debate the propriety of Western society's current mechanisms for dealing with elderly citizens and consider the problems that arise for medical personnel and family members who provide such care.



Inhalt

Enter the Elderly Woman as Citizen: The Implications of a Feminist Ethics of Care Sheila M. Neysmith Disrespecting Our Elders: Attitudes and Practices of Care(lessness) Allyson Robichaud Hazards of Decoupling Respect from Rights: The Inclusion of Elderly Severely Demented Patients in "Nontherapeutic" Clinical Trials Jennifer Jackson Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Community-Based Care: A New Set of Principles Susan McCarthy Care Home Ethics Simon Woods and Max Elstein The Ethics of Pain Management in Older Adults Marshall B. Kapp Duties to Aging Parents Claudia Mills Filial Obligation, Kant's Duty of Beneficence, and Need Sarah Clark Miller Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Care of the Aged
Editor:
EAN: 9781617374449
ISBN: 978-1-61737-444-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 200
Gewicht: 310g
Größe: H229mm x B229mm x T152mm
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: Softcover of Or