In ethical foundations of palliative care for alzheimer disease leading ethicists and clinicians from the united states and europe explore ethical and scientific concerns about the diagnosis and prognosis of alzheimer disease challenges arising from applying palliative procedures to its symptoms key philosophical and theological concepts . Alzheimer disease afflicts more than twelve million people worldwide and its incidence is increasing at a staggering rate people with the disorder are living longer than have those in previous generations and they require interventions for quality of life issues associated with palliative care. The ethical challenge of treating pain in alzheimer disease a dental case gunilla nordenram alzheimer disease and euthanasia bert gordijn the role of nurses and nursing education in the palliative care of patients and their families elizabeth furlong ethical dimensions of alzheimer disease decision making the need for early . N engl j med 35127 wwwnejmorg december 30 2004 book reviews 2885 ethical foundations of palliative care for alzheimer disease edited by ruth b purtilo and henk amj ten have 368 pp. Alzheimer disease afflicts more than twelve million people worldwide and its incidence is increasing at a staggering rate people with the disorder are living longer than have those in previous
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