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Kurzbeschreibung Dignity in Care for Older People highlights the notion of dignity within the care of the elderly, focusing on the importance of theoretical concepts. International in focus, Dignity in Care for Older People provides a contemporary discussion of the care of older people, and will be of use to qualified nurses and social care practitioners working with older people, as well as those on ethics and gerontology courses.
Aus dem Inhalt Chapter 1. Health, autonomy and quality of life: some basic concepts in the theory of health care and the care of the elderly. Chapter 2. The concept of dignity. Chapter 3. Being body: the dignity of human embodiment. Chapter 4. Dignity and dementia: An analysis of dignity of identity and dignity work in a group dwelling. Chapter 5. Dignity and elderly spouses with dementia. Chapter 6. Decent care for older people: why dignity matters - the European experience. Chapter 7. A dignified death and identity-promoting care. Chapter 8. Dignity and the dead. Chapter 9. Dignity as an object of empirical study: Experiences from two research programmes