Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values, and Policy Choices Robert H. Binstock

ISBN: 9780801844249

Published: September 1st 1992

Hardcover

208 pages


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Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values, and Policy Choices  by  Robert H. Binstock

Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values, and Policy Choices by Robert H. Binstock
September 1st 1992 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780801844249 | 5.33 Mb

Several million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimers disease or a related dementing disorder. For families, professional caregivers, policy makers, and the patients themselves, the challenges are immense and the economic costs are staggering.

InMoreSeveral million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimers disease or a related dementing disorder. For families, professional caregivers, policy makers, and the patients themselves, the challenges are immense and the economic costs are staggering. In Dementia and Aging Robert H. Binstock, Stephen G.

Post, and Peter J. Whitehouse bring together experts in gerontology, geriatrics, psychiatry, neurology, nursing, ethics, philosophy, public policy, and law to examine the ethical, moral, and policy controversies surrounding dementia.The authors first present background information on dementia and related ethical and policy issues. The remainder of the book is divided into three parts.

Part One conveys the difficulties experienced by dementia patients and their caregivers. Part Two deals with ethical and moral issues involved in decisions regarding treatment and care, including the highly controversial subject of euthanasia. Part Three lays out societal choices regarding the allocation of resources for treatment, care, and research on dementia.



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