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The Dependent Elderly (Hardback)
  • The Dependent Elderly (Hardback)

The Dependent Elderly (Hardback)

Hardback 212 Pages / Published: 28/08/1992
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A distinguished team of contributors from the fields of medicine, philosophy and law address some of the issues which arise over the provision of care for dependent elderly patients. Some of the chapters are concerned with the challenge of achieving good quality medical care, the chronic inadequacies of policy making in the UK context, and the prospects for improvement in the medium term. Other chapters look at some of the threats to dependent elderly patients posed by longer-term social and ideological trends which find expression in proposals for age-limits to health care, advocacy of living wills and euthanasia, arguments for withdrawing tube-feeding from certain categories of patient, and certain proposals for resource allocation. This interdisciplinary volume will have a wide appeal to those involved in care of the dependent elderly, to health policy analysts and health care economists, and to bioethicists.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521415316
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

Review of the hardback: '... an excellent new book on the subject ... informative and challenging ... deserves careful reading and reflection ... I warmly recommend this book.' Bernadette Tobin, Bioethics Outlook
Review of the hardback: '... a fair amount of food for thought ... a useful collection of contributions to several debates.' Journal of Medical Ethics

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