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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 8:09 AM

An ageing caregiver faces a dilemma over asking her daughter to take care of her son with chronic mental illness. A domestic worker is unsure what to do when her employer’s elderly mother begins to choke on her food. A nursing director faces concerns about using diapers to save time in nursing home practices.


These are some of the ten case studies of the issues faced by those who care for the elderly highlighted in a new open access book, Caring for Older People in an Ageing Society. It focuses on the everyday ethical challenges faced by different groups in society in caring for the elderly.


Topics covered include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Brain Injury
  • Care at Home
  • Chronic Illness
  • Clinic
  • Decision-making Capacity
  • Dementia
  • Elders Living Alone
  • Family Caregiving
  • Family Conflict
  • Finances
  • Foreign Domestic Workers
  • Hospital
  • Hospital Discharges
  • Housing and Community
  • Mental Illness
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Paediatrics
  • Patient Preferences
  • Prognosis and Goals
  • Resource Allocation
  • Respecting Elders
  • Restraints
  • Staff Discussions
  • Suspected Neglect
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Treatment
  • Treatment Decisions
  • Truth-telling
  • Volunteers

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