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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 Index

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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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