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by Professor Gill
Livingston and Professor Cornelius
Last updated: June 2015
This leads to reliance on carers. When dementia is diagnosed,
there are important questions that must be answered, such
as when to tell a patient about their condition
and who should make certain decisions on their
This module looks at the important ethical and
practical issues regarding capacity, conflicts of interest and
empowerment in relation to the diagnosis of dementia.
Start the module
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