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by James Lindemann Nelson

Download Alzheimer's: Hard Questions ePub
  • ISBN 0385485344
  • ISBN13 978-0385485340
  • Language English
  • Author James Lindemann Nelson
  • Publisher Main Street Books; Reprint edition (October 13, 1997)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats azw doc mobi lrf
  • Category Nutrition and Health
  • Subcategory Diseases and Physical Ailments
  • Size ePub 1156 kb
  • Size Fb2 1925 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 298

Caring for a loved one who is terminally ill can be tremendously stressful under any circumstances. If that person has a degenerative and dementing disease such as Alzheimer's, and is unable to participate in decisions regarding his or her care, the stress is that much greater. When it comes to making those difficult moral and ethical decisions which will preserve the dignity and integrity of the patient while also maintaining the caregiver's own selfhood, this is the book that can help.How much should the patient be told? How strongly should he be urged to plan for his own future? Is it ever right to lie to the patient about her condition? When is it right to place your loved one in a nursing home--and not feel guilty about it? How do different family members arrive at agreement among themselves in each of these situations?Authors and bioethicists James and Hilde Lindemann Nelson have written an invaluable step-by-step guide to tackling these and other difficult decisions. Using their extensive research on moral issues in health care, the Nelsons create hypothetical scenarios that demonstrate some of the most common situations caregivers will have to face during every stage of the illness, and show by example how they can make the right choices for themselves, the patient, and the rest of the family. This invaluable information, combined with a state-by-state and city-by-city guide to agencies and support groups offering practical assistance, as well as a list of suggested reading on the subject, make this book unique--and the most complete source of advice available.From the Hardcover edition.

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Authors and bioethicists James and Hilde Lindemann Nelson have written an invaluable step-by-step guide to tackling these and other difficult decisions. If that person has a degenerative and dementing disease such as Alzheimer's, and is unable to participate in decisions regarding his or her care, the stress is that much greater. When it comes to making those difficult moral and ethical decisions which will preserve the dignity and integrity of the patient while also maintaining the caregiver's own selfhood, this is the book that can help. How much should the patient be told?

Nelson, James Lindemann & Hilde Lindemann Nelson. Alzheimer's: Answers to Hard Questions for Families .

Nelson, James Lindemann & Hilde Lindemann Nelson. The Nelsons write clear, untechnical prose with an uncommonly fine eye for detail, and the case descriptions are superb. -John Hardwig, East Tennessee State University. Their critique of the current dogmas that tend to guide medical decision-making in the care of incompetent patients is very powerful.

by James Lindemann Nelson and Hilde Lindemann Nelson. A Useful Guide to Alzheimer's. com User, June 11, 1999

by James Lindemann Nelson and Hilde Lindemann Nelson. com User, June 11, 1999. Answers to Hard Questions for Families guides readers through the difficult moral and ethical problems any family dealing with the disease will have to face.

Similar books and articles. The Patient in the Family: An Ethics of Medicine and Families, Hilde Lindemaiin Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson. Hilde Lindemann Nelson & Daniel Callahan - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (4):15-16. Lindemann Hilde & Nelson James Lindemann - 2008 - Hastings Center Report 38 (4):19-21. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Alzheimer's: Answers to hard questions for families, James Lindemann Nelson and Hilde Lindemann Nelson. Authors and affiliations.

Nelson, James Lindemann; Nelson, Hilde Lindemann. Alzheimer's disease - Popular works, Alzheimer's disease - Patients - Family relationships, Caregivers, Alzheimer's disease. New York : Main Street Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana.

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Lindemann Nelson, Hilde; Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (1995). The patient in the family. Lindemann Nelson, Hilde; Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (1996). In Dutch translation, Amsterdam: De Arbeiderspers, 1998. Lindemann Nelson, Hilde; Lindemann Nelson, Jamie (1999). Retrieved 2016-04-04. Moody, Harry (Jun 1, 1998). The Journal of Value Inquiry. Lindemann, Hilde Theoretical Resources for a Globalized Bioethics.

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Bladecliff
The words "selfish" and "selfless" are used repeatedly in this book, and the authors state very clearly that "selfish" is bad and "selfless" is good. It is "selfish" not to take care of your Alzheimer's-afflicted relative in your own home, it is "selfless" to take care of your Alzheimer's-afflicted relative in your own home.

I think that this is already the baseline model that each of us brings with us when we start deciding how to accomodate an Alzheimer's patient that we love. No new outlooks from the labs of academia here. Nor is there any educational material about how ethicists arrive at the conclusions they do.

The format of the book is descriptions of seven composite family scenarios. The tone of the writing underlines the judgemental quality of the thinking by narrating in a sing-songy rhythm, and using character descriptions that remind me of the lesson book we used in my Catholic catechism class during grade-school.

The selfhood discussion comes too late in the book. The concept of "selfhood" and the effects of Alzheimer's on selfhood would have made a much better focus for this discussion than the "family-care good" "institutional-care bad" framework that was so overpowering. They should have featured why a family would want to protect a patient's selfhood, and how other considerations like safety, inconvenience, and concommitant and equally important tasks (such as parenting young and teenage children) might come into conflict with (or dovetail with) protection of the patient's selfhood.

Projecting the long-term consequences to each individual of the choices that they make during Alzheimer's disintegration in a family member would have been a less judgemental angle to approach issues of "selfishness" from. There was no recognition in any of the scenarios of the effect of long-standing mental illness in family members, including but not limited to the patient, or ethical ways of viewing "dysfunction" in families facing the care of an Alzheimer's patient.
BoberMod
This book is a wonderful resource for family members with loved ones suffering from dementia. It spells out real life dilemmas, while offering a user friendly ethical and moral compass to help navigate the heart wrenching decisions family members face. I read this book looking for support and practical help in managing my mother's illness... and I found it. Thank you to the authors!
OCARO
Answers to Hard Questions for Families guides readers through the difficult moral and ethical problems any family dealing with the disease will have to face.