Ethical questions in the treatment of subjects with dementia. Part I. Respecting autonomy: Awareness, competence and behavioural disorders

Carlo A. Defanti, A. Tiezzi, M. Gasparini, M. Congedo, P. Tiraboschi, D. Tarquini, E. Pucci, C. Porteri, V. Bonito, L. Sacco, S. Stefanini, L. Borghi, L. Colombi, N. Marcello, O. Zanetti, R. Causarano, A. Primavera

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Abstract

The document deals with some ethical issues raised by the treatment of demented people. In particular the conceptual and empirical aspects of the assessment of awareness and competence of these patients are analysed, as well as the dilemmas related to the treatment of behavioral disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-231
Number of pages16
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Behavioral and psychological disorders of dementia (BPSD)
  • Competence
  • Dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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