Ethical Issues in the Care of the Elderly Under Socialised Medicine

  • M. S. Macmillan
Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 4)


I have chosen to address the subject of Ethical issues in the care of the elderly under socialized medicine for several reasons. The area of medical ethics has long been a personal interest and I am presently attached to the Edinburgh Medical Group, whose raison d’être is to discuss such topics on an interdisciplinary basis. Care of the elderly is of universal interest to those of us not in the first flush of youth and it is the subject of my current research. As for nationalized medicine, it is the system I’ve been brought up with and under whose aegis I have worked and under whose care I’ve been treated.


Ethical Issue National Health Service Ethical Decision Socialise Medicine Scottish Health 
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