Dementia: ethical issues: BGS response to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

British Geriatrics Society
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Response to The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an independent organisation that looks at ethical issues in biology and medicine. It is currently considering ethical dilemmas that are faced by people with dementia and those who care for them. The sort of issues the Council is interested in include: How people with dementia are involved in making decisions about their treatment and care; Whether it is right to include people with dementia in research, if they are no longer able to choose for themselves; How people with more advanced dementia are treated by those caring for them and how much control they have over their own lives; What difficulties family and friends experience when caring for a loved one with dementia.

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research ethics, advance decision, dementia, ethics;
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