Tough Choices in Home-based Care
Discussions of bioethics typically focus on care in the hospital, while ethical conflicts occur in all settings. For families and community-based organizations, there are frequent ethical conflicts in home-based health care. These include: whether a frail or disabled person can return or remain at home, whether driving or other activities should be permitted and who is responsible for providing needed care. This presentation offers some basic principles and approaches to ethical issues in home care. Those attending will be asked to discuss a number of actual cases. This seminar is useful to families providing elder care and health care professionals in all settings.
Speaker: Edward Ratner, MD