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Title Dementia : mind, meaning, and the person / edited by Julian C. Hughes, Stephen J. Louw, Steven R. Sabat.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 310 pages) : illustrations
Series International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry
International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Dementia -- Philosophy.
Identity (Psychology)
Self (Philosophy)
Dementia -- psychology.
Professional-Patient Relations -- ethics.
Self Concept.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Seeing whole / Julian C. Hughes, Stephen J. Louw, and Steven R. Sabat -- Ageing and human nature / Michael Bavidge -- Dementia and personal identity / A. Harry Lesser -- Identity, self, and dementia / John McMillan -- Into the darkness : losing identity with dementia / Jennifer Radden and Joan M. Fordyce -- Can the self disintegrate? : personal identity, psychopathology, and disunities of consciousness / E. Jonathan Lowe -- Keeping track, autobiography, and the conditions for self-erosion / Michael Luntley -- The discursive turn, social constructionism, and dementia / Tim Thornton -- The return of the living dead : agency lost and found? / Carmelo Aquilina and Julian C. Hughes -- Dementia and the identity of the person / Eric Matthews -- Meaning-making in dementia : a hermeneutic perspective / Guy A.M. Widdershoven and Ron L.P. Berghmans -- I am, thou art : personal identity in dementia / Catherine Oppenheimer -- Spiritual perspectives on the person with dementia : identity and personhood / F. Brian Allen and Peter G. Coleman -- Respectare : moral respect for the lives of the deeply forgetful / Stephen G. Post -- Understandings of dementia : explanatory models and their implications for the person with dementia and therapeutic effort / Murna Downs, Linda Clare, and Jenny Mackenzie -- Personhood and interpersonal communication in dementia / Lisa Snyder -- From childhood to childhood? : autonomy and dependence through the ages of life / Harry Cayton -- Mind, meaning, and personhood in dementia : the effects of positioning / Steven R. Sabat.
Summary This study juxtaposes philosophical analysis and clinical experience to present an overview of the issues surrounding dementia. It conveys a strong ethical message, arguing in favour of treating people with dementia with all the dignity they deserve as human beings.
Other Author Hughes, Julian C.
Louw, Stephen J.
Sabat, Steven R.
Other Title Print version: Dementia. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 0198566158 019856614X