An ethical analysis of double bind conflicts as experienced by care workers feeding severely demented patients.

@article{kerlund1985AnEA,
  title={An ethical analysis of double bind conflicts as experienced by care workers feeding severely demented patients.},
  author={B{\"o}rje {\AA}kerlund and Astrid Norberg},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={1985},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          207-16
        }
}
When patients with incurable dementia diseases no longer take food or fluid voluntarily, the care workers experience distress and anxiety. Thirty-nine care workers were interviewed about their thoughts, feelings and attitudes towards feeding severely demented patients. A phenomenological approach was used and the interviews were developed, attention paid to Bateson's double bind theory, Kohlberg's theory of moral development and ethical theories. Ethical theories, principles and rules… CONTINUE READING
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