Autonomy and Long-Term Care

Hardcover | May 1, 1993

byGeorge J. Agich

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The realities and myths of long-term care and the challenges it poses for the ethics of autonomy are analyzed in this perceptive work. The book defends the concept of autonomy, but argues that the standard view of autonomy as non-interference and independence has only a limited applicabilityfor long term care. The treatment of actual autonomy stresses the developmental and social nature of human persons and the priority of identification over autonomous choice. The work balances analysis of the ethical concepts associated with autonomy with discussion of the implications of the ethicalanalysis for long term care. A central chapter involves a phenomenological analysis of four general features of everyday experience (space, time, communication, and affectivity) and explores their practical implications for long term care. This work concludes with a discussion of the advantagesassociated with a phenomenologically-inspired treatment of actual autonomy for the ethics of long-term care.

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The realities and myths of long-term care and the challenges it poses for the ethics of autonomy are analyzed in this perceptive work. The book defends the concept of autonomy, but argues that the standard view of autonomy as non-interference and independence has only a limited applicabilityfor long term care. The treatment of actual a...

George J. Agich is at Southern Illinois University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 0.83 inPublished:May 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Liberal Theory of Autonomy3. Long-Term Care: Myth and Reality4. Actual Autonomy5. A Phenomenological View of Social Action6. Autonomy and Long-Term Care: Another Look

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"For persons serving on ethics committees of short- or long-term care facilities, this volume will provide useful food for thought and a springboard from which to reassess authonomy in light of a model much more grounded in the developmental interdependence of our families and our care-givinginstitutions."--Psychiatric Services