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Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment

Elizabeth Vig, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine
Geriatrics and Palliative Care – UW and VAPSHCS
Chair, VA Ethics Consultation Service

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe a systemic approach to thinking about ethical dilemmas
  • Apply the approach to cases involving individuals with cognitive impairment
  • Reflect on how our own beliefs and values may be influencing how we respond to certain cases

[From the Spring 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias)]

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