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Book review: The Geriatrician in Court
There is an increasing amount of medicolegal work related to dementia, deprivation of liberty safeguards and mental capacity. In this environment there has been a gap in the market for a book that focuses specifically on our needs, but retired geriatrician Dr Geoffrey Phillips is at hand with help.
July 2017 issue of Age and Ageing journal is out now
What's in the July 2017 issue of Age and Ageing, including links to four articles which can be downloaded for free.
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty – an update on reform
Caroline Cooke and Premila Fade explain the background to, and significance of, the report published by the Law Commission, “Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty” on 17 March 2017.
Spring Speakers Series: Coroner's Inquest
The most likely contact that any doctor will have during their career with the legal system is the Coroner's Court. Any court involvement is likely to generate anxiety and so knowing what to expect and being prepared is key.
Reflections on attending a research ethics committee meeting
Liz Charalambous is in the second year of a PhD researching volunteers in dementia and acute hospitals. Her project came about as part of her clinical work as a staff nurse in older person acute care. She describes her experience of dealing with the research ethics committee meeting.
Utilitarian versus Kantian ethics
Shuli Levy, the chair of the BGS Ethics and Law special interest group, outlines the programme for the BGS Spring Meeting 2017.
International Day of Older Persons 2016
David Oliver reflects on ageism and equality in advance of the International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2016.
PANICOA - the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect in the Institutional Care of Older Adults
Ethics and care for older people approaching the end of life - Symptoms, Choices and Dilemmas
The toxic cocktail that leads to patient complaints – how can the NHS line its stomach?
Geriatrics for Juniors 2018 is here! A day of practical tips & career advice for junior docs, specialist nurses & AHPs around the care of older people. November 24th in London.
Autumn Meeting 2018
The BGS Autumn meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in careof older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals.