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Book reviews J-269-04-05QIA5.4Decinsides 9/5/05 8:36 am Page 40 Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age – An ethical framework for long-term care Reviewed by Ron Iphofen, Editor of Quality in Ageing. George J Agich Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN 0 521 00920 0 Price £26.95 (paperback) As well as being a Professor of Clinical examination of how autonomy can be realised Medicine, George Agich is Chairman of the in the everyday world. In the first phase Agich Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland considers that a standard view of autonomy Clinic Foundation. So one would be right to holds a rather strong conception of individual expect this work to display knowledge of both capacity, which appears inimical to the need to the practical and philosophical problems address the functional frailties that give rise to associated with long-term care. But anyone long-term care. Together with the tendency to looking for a ‘route map’ through the hold negative images of long-term care this dilemmas of maintaining autonomy while sets up the paradox that one cannot be both providing care for older people on a long-term dependent and independent. To resolve the basis will not find it here. Not because paradox he argues for a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1471-7794
DOI
10.1108/14717794200400023
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J-269-04-05QIA5.4Decinsides 9/5/05 8:36 am Page 40 Dependence and Autonomy in Old Age – An ethical framework for long-term care Reviewed by Ron Iphofen, Editor of Quality in Ageing. George J Agich Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN 0 521 00920 0 Price £26.95 (paperback) As well as being a Professor of Clinical examination of how autonomy can be realised Medicine, George Agich is Chairman of the in the everyday world. In the first phase Agich Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland considers that a standard view of autonomy Clinic Foundation. So one would be right to holds a rather strong conception of individual expect this work to display knowledge of both capacity, which appears inimical to the need to the practical and philosophical problems address the functional frailties that give rise to associated with long-term care. But anyone long-term care. Together with the tendency to looking for a ‘route map’ through the hold negative images of long-term care this dilemmas of maintaining autonomy while sets up the paradox that one cannot be both providing care for older people on a long-term dependent and independent. To resolve the basis will not find it here. Not because paradox he argues for a

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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