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Ethical issues

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Julian Hughes


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© 2017 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. According to ancient tradition ethics aims at the good life. It is about how we live our lives well, about doing the right thing rather than the wrong thing; it’s about good and bad. Applied at the level of individuals, decisions about the person should be good decisions or the right decisions for that individual at that time. e two words ‘ethics’ and ‘morals’ are, to all intents and purposes, used synonymously despite semantic dierences. In this chapter, we shall sketch issues in dementia care that raise issues of right or wrong, good or bad. It should be noted, too, that ethics and morals are not just relevant to personal decisions, they relate to public policy too: ethics is the foundation of politics.

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Author(s): Hughes JC, Strech D

Editor(s): Ames, D; O'Brien, JT; Burns, A;

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Dementia

Year: 2017

Pages: 339-343

Print publication date: 02/02/2017

Online publication date: 24/02/2017

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Edition: 5th

Publisher: CRC Press

Place Published: Boca Raton, FL, USA


DOI: 10.1201/9781315381572

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781498703116