Ageing: The new ethical frontier

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McArdle, Patrick. (2012) Ageing: The new ethical frontier. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging. 24(1-2), pp. 20 - 29. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2012.633042
AuthorsMcArdle, Patrick
Abstract

The ethics of health care has been dominated by a “crisis” approach—when new issues, such as the refusal of life-sustaining treatments or assisted reproduction, etc., arise we apply tested precepts to new situations. If traditional ethics fail, new ethical thinking is developed. Ageing demands an altered paradigm—a fundamental change of thinking. Ethics related to ageing now represents an intersection of health and welfare. Ethically, the former is considered primarily the provenance of professional ethics and personal choice; the latter of social structures and obligation. Ageing then represents a new ethical frontier in terms of definition, framing health and social policy and the ethics that underpins these considerations.

Year2012
JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging
Journal citation24 (1-2), pp. 20 - 29
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1552-8030
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2012.633042
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84855960364
Page range20 - 29
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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