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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 27

Ethical and Legal Issues of the Elderly

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Developmental tasks of the elderly
  2. Issues concerning incapacity in ageing
  3. Clinical issues of geriatric nursing care
  4. Ethical issues in geriatric nursing
  5. Responsibilities of a geriatric nurse
  6. Ethical principles involved in geriatric care
27.1 INTRODUCTION

Every age has its own beauty. Growing old is not getting older but getting still younger. Ageing is a complex and dynamic process with intricately interrelated and inseparable physiological, psychological and sociological components of human life; it is a normal process that implies continued growth, development and adaptation until death. The older adults have a multitude of needs and problems that require gentleness ...

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