1995 suplement 1

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Volume 4, suplement 1

Original article

Selected ethical problems in the treatment of mental disorders in the elderly

ANNA RABAN1, KATARZYNA SKULIMOWSKA2
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej AM w Warszawie
2. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1995, 4, suplement 1 (2), 49-53
Keywords: old-age, ethics, “ageism”, paternalism, empathy

Abstract

The authors draw attention to several ethical doubts related to the diagnostic-therapeutic process involving mental disturbances in the elderly. Modifications of previous cultural sets and stereotypes with respect to the specific nature of this stage of life are taken into account.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Anna Raban,
l Klinika Psychiatryczna AM,
ul. Nowowiejska 27,
00-665 Warszawa