Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease

Author(s)Christine K Cassel, Ruth B. Purtilo & Henk A.M.J ten Have
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Year2004
Description

Leading ethicists and clinicians from the United States and Europe explore ethical and scientific concerns about the diagnosis and prognosis of Alzheimer disease, challenges arising from applying palliative procedures to its symptoms, key philosophical and theological concepts central to our understanding of the disease and to end-of-life decisions, and the changing patterns of relevant medical, social, and economic policies. Cross-cultural, multidisciplinary, and state-of-the-art, this volume is a unique and important resource for bioethicists, clinicians, and policy makers everywhere.


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