Ethical Considerations in the Elderly Population

  • Noel D. List
Part of the Contemporary Geriatric Medicine book series (COGM, volume 2)


Ethical issues relating to the geriatric population hold profound implications for society. This chapter will deal with problems, realities, and questions raised relative to ethics and the elderly and guide the reader to other resources for additional information. The importance of ethical considerations has not changed. The focusing of the medical system and, more specifically, geriatrics and gerontology on this discipline has been precipitated by demographic changes. Although the declining mortality among the elderly population over the last two decades remains not completely understood, consequences for society are obvious.


Ethical Consideration Ethical Decision Ethical Problem Geriatric Medicine Valid Consent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noel D. List
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Preventive MedicineUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.State of Maryland Office on AgingBaltimoreUSA

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