Complexities of care of the elderly


Suggested reading

Alfandre, D.J. (2009). “I’m going home: Discharges against medical advice.” Mayo Clinic Proceedings 84(3): 255-260.

Appelbaum, P.S. (2007). “Assessment of patients’ competence to consent to treatment.” New England Journal of Medicine 357: 1834-1840.

Canadian Medical Association. (2015) “Practice management and wellness: Medical law.”

The Canadian Medical Protective Association. Good Practices Guide, “Informed consent.”
Available in French as: Guide des bonnes pratiques, « Consentement éclairé ».

Chapman, D.P., Perry, G.S. (2008). “Depression as a major component of public health for older adults.” Preventing Chronic Disease 5(1): A22.

Duffy, J. (2010). “Practical considerations for determining patient capacity and consent.” American Family Physician 81(9): 1090-1092.

Etchells, E., Sharpe, G., Dykeman, M.J., Meslin, E.M., and Singer, P.A. (1996). “Bioethics for clinicians: 4. Voluntariness.” Canadian Medical Association Journal 155(8): 1083-1086.

Etchells, E., Sharpe, G., Williams, J.R., and Singer, P.A. (1996). “Bioethics for clinicians: 1. Consent.” Canadian Medical Association Journal 155(2): 177-180.

Evans, K.G. (2006). Consent: A guide for Canadian physicians (4th edition).

Lachs, M.S., Pillemer, K.A. (2015). “Elder abuse.” New England Journal of Medicine 373: 1947-1956.

Morimoto, S.S, Kanellopoulos, D., Manning, K.J., and Alexopoulos, G.S. (2015). “Diagnosis and treatment of depression and cognitive impairment in late life.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Moye, J., Sabatina, C.P., and Weintraub, B. R. (2013). “Evaluation of the capacity to appoint a healthcare proxy.” American Journal of Psychiatry 21(4): 326-36.

Yaffe, M.J., Tazkarji, B. (2012). “Understanding elder abuse in family practice.” Canadian Family Physician 52(12): 1336-1340.