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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
Staff Physician – VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Chair, VA Ethics Committee

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe a framework for approaching ethical dilemmas (CASES approach)
  • Apply the framework 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 Winter 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias)]