The book includes useful case examples so that it can be used by a range of health professionals and carers who need to know the law and ethics of looking after older people. The authors focus on practical issues such as helping older people stick to their treatment regimes, the sort of information they should be given to give valid consent, and their rights to confidentiality, as well as discussion about where they want to end their lives when it comes to that point.
2 Importance of communication and barriers to it.
3 Ethical issues regarding consent and refusal.
4 Legal issues regarding consent and refusal.
5 Privacy and confidentiality.
6 Consent in relation to use of restraint and other protective measures.
7 Helping people make decisions in advance.
8 Care at the end of life and preparing for a good death.