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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Inclusion of Ethical Issues in Dementia Guidelines: A Thematic Text Analysis

By H. Knuppel, M. Mertz, M. Schmidhuber, G. Neitzke, and D. Strech
PLOS Medicine - Open Access

Ethical issues were inconsistently addressed in national dementia guidelines, with some guidelines including most and some including few ethical issues. Guidelines should address ethical issues and how to deal with them to help the medical profession understand how to approach care of patients with dementia, and for patients, their relatives, and the general public, all of whom might seek information and advice in national guidelines. There is a need for further research to specify how detailed ethical issues and their respective recommendations can and should be addressed in dementia guidelines.

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