Ethical aspects of using GPS for tracking people with dementia: recommendations for practice.

@article{Landau2012EthicalAO,
  title={Ethical aspects of using GPS for tracking people with dementia: recommendations for practice.},
  author={Ruth N. Landau and Shirli Werner},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={358-66}
}
BACKGROUND Problems with out-of-home mobility are among the more common behavioral disturbances in dementia. Today people with dementia can be aided by easily accessible assistive technologies, such as tracking devices using Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Attitudes toward these technologies are still inconclusive and their use with people with dementia raises ethical concerns. The lack of ethical consensus on the use of GPS for people with dementia underlines the need for clearer policies… CONTINUE READING