Tag Archives: Ethics and Decision-Making

Royal College of Nursing Consultation on Restraint in Health and Adult Social Care (RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been commissioned by the Department of Health to review and develop guidance on positive behaviour support (PBS) and the minimisation of restrictive practices across health and adult social care. The consultation closes … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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Two Sides of the Dementia Case-Finding Debate (BMJ)

Summary The UK government is introducing incentives for general practitioners to check for dementia in patients aged 75 and older, with the intention that timely diagnosis facilitates earlier support for patients with dementia. Critics of this policy allege that this … Continue reading

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First Recorded UK Case of Assisted Suicide for Dementia (BBC News / JRCPE)

Summary The first case has been reported of a British person electing to end his own life at the Dignitas facility in Zürich (Switzerland) after being diagnosed as having the early stages of dementia. The 83-year-old was assessed to be mentally competent to make the decision. Reactions … Continue reading

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Ethics Tool Kit (BMA)

Summary The British Medical Association (BMA) has produced a tool kit of information summary “cards” which introduce the core issues concerning common ethical problems and provide practical approaches to those problems / issues. “The tool kit is structured around a number … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People with Advanced Dementia (Jewish Care / UCL)

Summary This report covers the “End of Life Care in Advanced Dementia (ELCAD)” project. This was a three-year practice based study funded by the King’s Fund and carried out in a large Jewish Care nursing home in collaboration with University … Continue reading

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Decision-Making in Care and Support of Older People (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report discusses care and support for older people given demographic trends. Factors which influence decision making, risk management and NHS trusts’ strategies are discussed. Older people are considered to be both receivers and givers of … Continue reading

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