Alzheimer Disease and the "Then" Self
Post, Stephen G.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1995 Dec; 5(4): 307-321.
The authority of the intact self over the future severely demented self is based on notions of integrity and precedent autonomy. Despite criticism of this authority, the principle of precedent autonomy in the care of people with Alzheimer disease or other progressive and irreversible dementias retains its moral significance.
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Alzheimer Disease; Autonomy; Beneficence; Biomedical Technologies; Caring; Consent; Decision Making; Dementia; Disease; Family Members; Life; Moral Policy; Normality; Palliative Care; Patient Care; Patients; Personhood; Psychological Stress; Quality of Life; Recall; Self Concept; Social Interaction; Suffering; Suicide; Third Party Consent; Treatment Refusal; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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