Effiics and Values in Long Term Care Patricia J. Villani, Editor; Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.; 1994; 121 pages; $24.95; hardcover
Long-term health care is faced more and more with ethical dilemmas. While ethical dilemmas are not new to long-term care, technical advances and health financial concerns have helped bring them to the attention of health care providers.
This book of short essays provides a good beginning understanding of ethics as applied to long-term care. It is divided into sections relating to practitioner knowledge, caregiving, end-of-life choices, and health care reform. The reader new to ethics will find them easy to read. With case studies and concrete examples of the application of ethical concepts, this little book would be of value to those involved in long-term care.