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Ethical Issues in the Care of the Dying and Bereaved Aged
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Introduction John D. Morgan

PART I: GENERAL ISSUES OF THE AGED
Palliative Care and the Aged in Canada Dorothy C.H. Ley
Tackling Ageism-Moral Imperative or Current Fad? Neil Thompson
Ethical Questions in Changing Funeral and Burial Practices Eric C. Tappenden
Applying Hospice Principles in South Africa Judith van Heerden
Death, Bereavement, and the Social Psychology of Aging and Dying Victor W. Marshall


PART II: PATIENT AND FAMILY ISSUES
Preserving the Dignity of the Invisible Person: Educating Long-Term Care Staff about the Care and Treatment of Alzheimer Disease Patients Mary Guerriero Austrom and Hugh C. Hendrie
Inevitable Losses-Ethical Issues for Adult Children with Aging Parents Pearl E. Langer
Anticipating the Death of an Elderly Parent Miriam S. Moss and Sidney Z. Moss
The Ethics of Hope and Denial Stephen R. Connor
Ethical Service to the Family Before and After Bereavement Colin Murray Parkes
Confronting the Avoided Spot Reverend Peter Hill
Spiritual/Religious Issues in Grief: Consolation and Meaning Dennis Klass

PART III: MORAL DILEMMAS
The Abuse of the Elderly Esther Magrethe Gjertsen and Cand Polit
International Responsibilities to Aged and Dying Honourable Flora MacDonald
Euthanasia: Seeking Insights From the Edge Margaret A. Somerville

PART IV: ISSUES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Death, Healing, Heroism and the Chiron Syndrome Phyllis Palgi
Living Through Death and Dying: Strategies for the Health Care Professional Patrice O'Connor
Medically Futile Treatment: Considering Lifting the Burden of Decision-Making from Patients and Families Connie Holden
Using Laughter as a Cathartic Process in Grief Counseling Ben-Joshua Jaffe
Teaching Quality Care of the Dying Patient Elizabeth J. Latimer

PART V: ISSUES OF RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE
Ask Your ancestors and They Will Tell You Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts
Casey House Hospice: Caring for the Person Living with HIV/AIDS Reverend Douglas Graydon
Contributors
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About the Author

John D. Morgan , Ph.D. is a pioneer in the death awareness movement. Holding a doctorate from the University of Southern California, USA, Dr. Morgan has written about a wide range of topics in the field of death and bereavement, drawn from his work as educator, lecturer, and program organizer. In 1997 he received an award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling for his work in Death Education. Dr. Morgan is the Series Editor of Baywood's Death, Value and Meaning Series . Born in San Francisco, USA, he has resided in Canada since 1963.

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