Ethical aspects of dementia

Greg Sachs, C. K. Cassel

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Abstract

Dementia creates special ethical dilemmas and affects common ethical problems. In this article, the authors outline the clinical course of a demented patient in order to examine how different ethical issues tend to arise in different stages of dementia. The topics of accurate diagnosis, treatment planning (including advance directives), assessment of decision-making capacity, recognition of caregiver problems, and addressing end-of-life concerns are highlighted through the patient's case history. The setting of these ethical problems in the context of American society today and the special ethical issues in dementia research are also explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Dementia
Ethics
Advance Directives
Caregivers
Decision Making
Research
Therapeutics
Recognition (Psychology)

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Sachs, G., & Cassel, C. K. (1989). Ethical aspects of dementia. Neurologic Clinics, 7(4).

Ethical aspects of dementia. / Sachs, Greg; Cassel, C. K.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1989.

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Sachs, G & Cassel, CK 1989, 'Ethical aspects of dementia', Neurologic Clinics, vol. 7, no. 4.
Sachs, Greg ; Cassel, C. K. / Ethical aspects of dementia. In: Neurologic Clinics. 1989 ; Vol. 7, No. 4.
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