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The Law and Ethics of Dementia (eBook)

Edited by: Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring, Israel Doron

ISBN13: 9781782254300
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
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Dementia is a topic of enormous human, medical, economic, legal and ethical importance. Its importance grows as more of us live longer. The legal and ethical problems it raises are complex, intertwined, and under-discussed.

This book brings together contributions from clinicians, lawyers and ethicists - all of them world leaders in the field of dementia - and is a comprehensive, scholarly yet accessible library of all the main (and many of the fringe) perspectives.

It begins with the medical facts: what is dementia? Who gets it? What are the current and future therapeutic and palliative options? What are the main challenges for medical and nursing care? The story is then taken up by the ethicists, who grapple with questions such as: is it legitimate to lie to dementia patients if that is a kind thing to do? Who is the person whose memory, preferences and personality have all been transformed by their disease? Should any constraints be placed on the sexual activity of patients? Are GPS tracking devices an unpardonable interference with the patient's freedom?

These issues, and many more, are then examined through legal lenses.

Medical Law, Mental Health Law, eBooks
Part 1: Medical
Chapter 1: What is dementia?
Chapter 2: Present and future therapeutic options
Chapter 3: Demography
Chapter 4: The genetics of dementia
Chapter 5: Can dementia be prevented?
Chapter 6: Medical and nursing management
Chapter 7: Best interests determinations: a medical perspective
Chapter 8: Best interests determinations: a nursing perspective
Chapter 9: Best interests: a carers' perspective
Chapter 10: Advance decisions and proxy decision-making: a medical perspective
Chapter 11: Dementia in the developing world

Part 2: Ethical
Chapter 12: An ethical overview
Chapter 13: Best interests determinations and substituted judgment
Chapter 14: Proxy decision-making
Chapter 15: Restriction of liberty
Chapter 16: Telling the truth (to tell or not to tell)
Chapter 17: Research on patients with dementia
Chapter 18: Genetics and dementia: ethical concerns
Chapter 19: Feminist ethics and dementia
Chapter 20: The moral duties of families and caregivers
Chapter 21: Common perceptions of dementia, and their ethical corollaries
Chapter 22: Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment
Chapter 23: Healthcare resource allocation
Chapter 24: The ethics of sexuality of persons with dementia
Chapter 25: The ethics of new technologies for patients with dementia: GPS, Web-Cams, and more

Part 3: The Law 3.1: The clinical perspective
Chapter 26: A legal overview
Chapter 27: Best interests determinations and substituted judgment
Chapter 28: Proxy decision-making
Chapter 29: Restriction of liberty
Chapter 30: Telling the truth (to tell or not to tell)
Chapter 31: Research on patients with dementia
Chapter 32: Genetics and dementia: legal concerns
Chapter 33: The legal duties of families and caregivers
Chapter 34: Euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment
Chapter 35: Healthcare resource allocation
Chapter 36: The law of sexuality of persons with dementia
Chapter 37: The law of new technologies for patients with dementia: GPS, Web-Cams, and more 3.2.: How affected patients are treated in the legal system
Chapter 38: Empirical overview:
Chapter 39: A comparative law perspective 3.3: The law and dementia: Social aspects
Chapter 40: Discrimination
Chapter 41: Availability of assistance and statutory benefits
Chapter 42: Physical, financial and other abuse
Chapter 43: Legal regulation of drivers with dementia
Chapter 44: Voting and political participation 3.4 Care-giving, Caregivers and Dementia
Chapter 45: Dementia and carers: practical and legal issues