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Dignity in Care for Older People
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Dignity and Older Europeans (funded by the European Commission, DG Research, Directorate E: Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food, under FP5, Quality of Life Programme. Contract Number QLG6-CT-2001-00888))
2009 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The notion of quality of life has for several decades been well-established in ethical debate about health care and the care of older people. Dignity in Care for Older People highlights the notion of dignity within the care of the elderly, focusing on the importance of theoretical concepts. Primarily based on a Research Project, Dignity and Older Europeans, funded by the European Commission, this book provides a thorough investigation of the concept of dignity and related concepts such as quality of life and autonomy. It includes a chapter devoted to the dignity of human embodiment, emphasizing the importance of the notion of the lived body in the context of elderly care. As a result of the conceptual study a model of dignity emerges in which four variants of dignity stand out: dignity of merit, dignity as moral status, dignity of identity and Menschenwurde (the specifically human value). From this follows a discussion of how these variants of dignity can be used in characterizing the care of the elderly. The notions of dignity and dignified care are discussed particularly in relation to demented persons and dying persons. The book also contains a chapter on the dignity of the dead person. 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

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell , 2009, 1. , 212 p.
Keyword [en]
Dignity, Care of the Elderly, Dementia, Dying
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21176ISBN: 978-1-4051-8342-0 (print)ISBN: 1-4051-8342-X (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21176DiVA: diva2:240911
Projects
Dignity and Older Europeans (funded by the European Commission, DG Research, Directorate E: Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food, under FP5, Quality of Life Programme. Contract Number QLG6-CT-2001-00888)
Funder
EU, European Research Council, QLG6-CT-2001-00888)
Note

Contents: Health, autonomy, and quality of life : some basic concepts in the theory of health care and the care of older people / Lennart Nordenfelt -- The concept of dignity / Lennart Nordenfelt -- Being body : the dignity of human embodiment / Jennifer Bullington -- Dignity and dementia : an analysis of dignity of identity and dignity work in a small residential home / Magnus Öhlander -- Dignity and older spouses with dementia / Ingrid Hellström -- Caring for older people : why dignity matters : the European experience / Win Tadd and Michael Calnan -- A dignified death and identity-promoting care / Britt-Marie Ternestedt -- Dignity and the dead / Göran Lantz -- Dignity as an object of empirical study : experiences from two research programmes / Lennart Nordenfelt.

Available from: 2009-09-30 Created: 2009-09-30 Last updated: 2013-05-02Bibliographically approved

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