Ethics in old age psychiatry

Catherine Oppenheimer

in Psychiatric Ethics

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234318
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754548 | DOI:

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Ethics in old age psychiatry

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Chapter 21 discusses the ethical problems that can arise in circumstances such as physical illness, mental incapacity, dependence on help from others, and vulnerability to cruelty or exploitation, which become common in people as they grow old.

Chapter.  13224 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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