End of Life Journal Archives

Content tagged with Advanced dementia

What is Dementia? Implications for Caring at the end of Life

Julie Watson

Dementia is understood in a number of different ways within different fields of practice, e.g. health and social care. In Western society, predominantly biomedical ideas of dementia influence the experiences of people who have dementia. Limitations of biomedical models of dementia have led to the development of other ways of... Read full article

Truth Telling, Deceit and Lying in Cases of Advanced Dementia

Rob George

Telling the truth is an integral part of every relationship. If people are not told the truth, it is hard for them to function effectively in society. In health care, if clinicians lie to patients, then patients are unable to make informed decisions. Such practice compromises patients’ autonomy. Therefore, the... Read full article

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