Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 9

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Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 9

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Assuring Safety in Long Term Care: Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies, and Practical Limitations


  • Marshall Kapp JD, MPH, FCLM

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This volume explores the concept of safety as applied in the long term care context. Chapters examine the way in which the quest for safety may work either synergistically or adversely upon other worthy social goals. Among the initiatives considered are promoting the decision-making autonomy of patients/clients and their surrogates, enhancing the quality of care and quality of life available to long term care residents, and providing fair compensation for injured victims when serious harm occurs.

Questions addressed that are of concern to legal and ethical theorists, social science researchers, and patient/client advocates include: To what extent do litigation and/or regulation accomplish the safety and other legitimate objectives of public policy in the long term care arena? Do the costs of various approaches outweigh the benefits in promoting safety and other goals? How do litigation and regulation compare with alternative approaches to achieving the same goals, in terms of an acceptable cost/benefit balance?

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 15, 2003
  • Page Count 176
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826116437
  • EISBN 9780826116376

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Theme Articles
  1. Assuring Safety in Longterm Care: Ethical Imperatives, Legal Strategies, and Practical Limitations
  2. Assuring Safety in Long-term Care: The Albatross of Historical Experience, Elias s. Cohen
  3. At Least Mom Will Be Safe There: Role of Resident Safety in Nursing Home Quality, Marshall B. Kapp
  4. Assuring Quality Nursing Home Care: A Case of Market Failure, Lawrence A. Frolik and Stephanie R. Gallo
  5. Assisted Living: Safety vs. Autonomy, Ethel Mitty and Thomas Clark
  6. Safety, Self-Determination, and Choice in Long-Term Care: The Consumer and Obbudsman Experience, Beverley Laubert and R. Michael Laubert
  7. Hazardous to Our Health: Competing Values, Conflicting Agendas, and Mixed Messages, Eric Mount, Jr. and Kathleen B. Gannoe
  8. Assuring Safety for People with Dementia in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Focus on Staffing, Iris C. Freeman
  9. Improving Resident Safety Through Quality Medical Care, Rebecca D. Elon

  10. Part II - Independant Articles
  11. When Value and Meaning Become Monetary Rather than Moral: Issues in Geriatric Health Care Allocation, Katrina A. Brmstedt

  12. Part III - In the Literature
  13. Books--Reviewed by Marshall B. Kapp
  14. Lifelines: Living Longer, Growing Frail, Taking Heart, by Murial R. Gillick
  15. Advance Health Care Directives: A Handbook for Professionals, by Carol Krohm and Scott Summers
  16. Ethical Patient Care: A Casebook for Geriatric Health Care Teams, edited by Mathy D. Mezey, Christine K. Cassel, Melissa M. Bottrell, Kathryn Hyer, Judith L. Howe, and Terry T. Fulmer
  17. Bioethics in a Liberal Society: The Political Framework of Bioethics Decision Making, by Thomas May
  18. Assisted Suicide: Finding Common Ground, edited by Lois Snyder and Arthur L. Caplan
  19. Books Received

  20. Index