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Ethical Issues in Dementia Care: Making Difficult Decisions by Julian C. Hughes

By Julian C. Hughes

There are constantly tough day by day judgements to be confronted while taking good care of someone with dementia - from understanding easy methods to care for wandering to finish of existence judgements. a lot of those judgements are underpinned through price judgments approximately correct and flawed and mirror a specific view of dementia. This e-book considers those moral judgements within the context of relationships, remedy, defense and caliber of lifestyles, supplying sensible information and recommendation. It attracts at the studies of relatives carers in addition to on current learn and emphasizes the significance of empathy and the necessity to recognize varied views so that it will succeed in the simplest determination for the individual with dementia. specifically, the authors talk about the way in which that call makers are themselves replaced through the choices they make, and the influence of this at the decision-making method. This publication could be learn via all those that paintings taking good care of individuals with dementia.

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We said earlier that understanding people included understanding their perspectives on events, but it also involves understanding their perspectives on relationships. When we think of the person with dementia, where the ability for the person to act entirely as an individual, autonomous agent (making decisions and life choices completely independently) can become limited, what we see is a degree of dependence. The extent to which we are connected to other people becomes emphasized. If Bob 42 Ethical Issues in Dementia Care develops dementia, he becomes dependent on Mary perhaps.

How would they feel about the relationship if they realized what they were doing? Even if it were thought to be good for Ian and Liz, if it were not something Helen could accept, difficult decisions would have to be made. Can one of them be moved to another part of the building? Might one of them have to leave the home? What would be the consequences of such a move? At issue is the very nature of relationships for the person with dementia. There is no clear-cut right or wrong answer without knowing the details of the case.

When we think of the person with dementia, where the ability for the person to act entirely as an individual, autonomous agent (making decisions and life choices completely independently) can become limited, what we see is a degree of dependence. The extent to which we are connected to other people becomes emphasized. If Bob 42 Ethical Issues in Dementia Care develops dementia, he becomes dependent on Mary perhaps. But even ‘in his prime’, Bob was already connected by his relationship with Mary.

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