Tag Archives: Ethical Dilemmas

A Brief Review of How the COVID-19 Pandemic Relates to Elderly Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary A brief literature review examines publications relating to the elderly population arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes, and possible areas for further research, are identified. Full Text Link Reference Tripathy, S. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and the elderly patient: … Continue reading

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Refusal and Resistance to Care in People With Dementia in Acute Hospitals (Patient Experience Library / NIHR / International Journal of Nursing Studies)

Summary Patients with dementia often have a poor experience of care in hospitals. Some hospitals are better than others, almost certainly, thanks to improvements in dementia-friendly hospital care, appropriate staff training and dementia awareness raising; however certain problems may persist … Continue reading

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Questions Raised About Prescribing Painkillers for Dementia Patients (BBC Radio Four / BBC News)

Summary An investigation into the role of big pharma in the international opioid crisis, from BBC Radio 4, touches upon questions about the ethics and suitability of pain management embedded semi-routinely in care for persons with dementia: Full Audio Link … Continue reading

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New Uncertainties Around Irreversible Brain Cell Death Following Oxygen Deprivation? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Conventional medical wisdom holds that brain cells and working brain circuitry are prone to irreversible damage following merely minutes of interrupted blood flow and disrupted oxygen supply. Researchers at Yale University used an extracorporeal pulsatile-perfusion system to restore circulation in … Continue reading

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State of Ageing in 2019 Report (Centre for Ageing Better)

Summary The Centre for Ageing Better’s latest report investigates many aspects of ageing and increasing longevity. It uses wide-ranging statistics and other evidence to provide: “…a snapshot of what life is like for people aged 65 and older today. It … Continue reading

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NICE Guidance on Best Interests Decision-Making and Mental Capacity: Theory and Practice? (NICE / British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released a guideline covering decision-making in adults, over 16 years of age, who may lack capacity. The aim to support people to exercise their own decision-making where they have the capacity, and … Continue reading

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Recent Information on Restraint in Mental Health Trusts, Plus Statistics on Other Safeguarding Topics (BBC News / NHS Digital)

Summary Freedom of information requests made by the Liberal Democrats have revealed that the use of restraint by mental health trusts in England has increased yearly since 2013, despite repeated calls over recent years for restraint to be minimised. It … Continue reading

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Compulsory Community and Involuntary Outpatient Treatment for People With Mental Illness (JGCR / Cochrane Database)

Summary It remains uncertain whether compulsory community treatment for people with severe mental illness actually improves clinical outcomes and / or social functioning or reduces the level of usage of health services. A recent pilot study investigated old age psychiatrists’ … Continue reading

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Under-Diagnosis of Dementia in the Community: an International Review (BMJ Open / JGCR)

Summary A literature review and meta-analysis of 23 international studies on the under-detection (i.e. the failure to achieve a diagnosis) of dementia identified a pooled rate of undetected dementia assessed to be 61.7%. The rate of under-detection was higher in … Continue reading

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Driving With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (EBMH / The Mental Elf / Canadian Geriatrics Journal)

Summary A review the current guidelines and evidence relating to driving and dementia (and driving with mild cognitive impairment) which is intended to help clinicians offer advice and make decisions about driving safety. The assessment tools / strategies available are … Continue reading

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