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dc.creatorHowe, Edmund Gen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:33:02Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:33:02Zen
dc.date.created2006-05en
dc.date.issued2006-05en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPsychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)) 2006 May; 3(5): 43-53en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Ethical+issues+in+diagnosing+and+treating+Alzheimer+disease.&title=Psychiatry+&volume=3&issue=5&date=2006-05&au=Howe,+Edmund+Gen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/972685en
dc.description.abstractMany unique ethical issues arise when diagnosing and treating Alzheimer disease (AD). This article discusses several core ethical dilemmas that arise for psychiatrists during different stages of AD, focusing particularly on areas of consensus and controversy. Issues addressed include screening, genetic testing, and discussions of advance directives during early stages; telling soft and even outright lies during middle and late stages; and withholding life-preserving interventions during the last stage of AD when death is imminent. While there is overwhelming ethical consensus that psychiatrists should be fully honest and respect patient autonomy as much as possible during the early stages of disease, there is more controversy regarding the extent to which psychiatrists should do this during the later stages of disease. Possible, optimal approaches to resolving these ethical issues are presented.en
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dc.sourceeweb:296360en
dc.subjectAdvance Directivesen
dc.subjectAlzheimer Diseaseen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectConsensusen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectGenetic Testingen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectGenetic Screeningen
dc.subject.classificationNeurosciences and Mental Health Therapiesen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care Programs for the Ageden
dc.titleEthical Issues in Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer Diseaseen
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