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End Of Life Care For The Elderly: A Care Ethics Approach

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dc.contributor.author Lategan, Laetus, O.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-13T06:31:22Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-13T06:31:22Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-01
dc.identifier.issn 1013-1116
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2406
dc.description Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This article approaches end of life care for elderly people from a care ethics perspective. End of life care should not be confused with assisted life ending approaches and support or euthanasia. End of life care refers to care of people who are dying, immaterial of age or medical condition. Vulnerability is not limited to elderly people (as care-receivers) only but also to caregivers as a vulnerable group in own right. Care ethics for healthcare is defined as creating a relationship between caregiver and care-receiver (in this case the elderly person), recognising their mutual vulnerability and potential power relationship within the healthcare value chain, and carrying out the responsibility to care for and protect life and its dignity in order to improve quality of life and health and grow personal life orientations. Care ethics is influenced by a changing relationship between caregiver and care receiver, ethical environment, palliative care and social determinants. Understanding and dealing with end of life care can never be removed from the discussion on quality of life, dignity and human suffering that adds no value to life. The Christian narrative is used to promote and uphold the dignity and prolonging of life. To this may be added, care for the dying. This narrative is built on God as the Creator of life, the duty to care for life and the respect for life no matter the quality thereof. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal for Christian Scholarship - Vol. 56, No. 3-4 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal for Christian Scholarship;Vol. 56, No. 3-4
dc.subject End of life en_US
dc.subject Assisted life ending support en_US
dc.subject Euthanasia en_US
dc.subject Care ethics en_US
dc.subject Palliative care en_US
dc.subject Elderly people en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability en_US
dc.title End Of Life Care For The Elderly: A Care Ethics Approach en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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