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Ethical Considerations in Care-Giving for the Older Adult & Elderly.


17712. Ethical Considerations in Care-Giving for the Older Adult & Elderly.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of ethical considerations in care-giving for the older adult and elderly person. The analysis addresses the older adultís right to autonomy and self-determination and considers ethical and legal concerns surrounding the older personís capacity to make decisions regarding their own care along with ethical and legal concerns for surrogate decision-makers. The importance of the federal patient Self-Determination Act, informed consent, guardianship, legal capacity, best interest standard, and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions in care-giving for the older adult are also considered. KEYWORDS: aging healthcare ethics autonomy legal capacity informed consent patient self-determination act best interest standard care giving surrogate decision making. APA Style. 10 pages, footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources. 2,430 words.
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