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Dementia and Aging By Robert H. Binstock, PhD (Professor, Division of Health Services Research, Case Western Reserve University)

Summary

Part Three lays out societal choices regarding the allocation of resources for treatment, care, and research on dementia.

Dementia and Aging Summary

Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values, and Policy Choices by Robert H. Binstock, PhD (Professor, Division of Health Services Research, Case Western Reserve University)

Several million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer's 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.

Dementia and Aging Reviews

" Dementia and Aging will become a standard introduction to what Lewis Thomas called 'the disease of the century'... Gerontologists will benefit from reading [this] collection [dealing] with a multifaceted problem from diverse perspectives. Gerontologist The diversity of thought and opinions represented in this book is its major strength. the contributing authors are..acknowledged experts in their respective fields; the chapters are well written and edited. Each section provides insights into an important aspect of Alzheimer disease. Opposing views on euthanasia and alternative proposals for health care reform are fairly presented. the reader is left with a better understanding of the complex and evolving nature of decision-making required in the care of patients with Alzheimer disease. Annals of Internal Medicine

About Robert H. Binstock, PhD (Professor, Division of Health Services Research, Case Western Reserve University)

Stephen G. Post is professor at the Center for Biomedical Ethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

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9780801845451
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Dementia and Aging: Ethics, Values, and Policy Choices by Robert H. Binstock, PhD (Professor, Division of Health Services Research, Case Western Reserve University)
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Johns Hopkins University Press
1992-09-01
208
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