Ethically justified clinical strategies for promoting geriatric assent.

@article{Coverdale2006EthicallyJC,
  title={Ethically justified clinical strategies for promoting geriatric assent.},
  author={John H. Coverdale and Laurence B Mccullough and Victor Molinari and Richard H Workman},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={151-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop ethically justified clinical strategies for promoting geriatric assent with a focus on the application of professional virtues. METHOD The concept of geriatric assent was extended to all geriatric patients incapacitated by cognitive impairments, including dementias, and practical clinical steps for promoting geriatric assent were developed. RESULTS A four step-process for promoting geriatric assent is proposed by balancing the principles of beneficence and respect for… CONTINUE READING

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