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Ethical challenges in geriatric care.
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Lucente FE
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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;140(6):809-11. Epub 2009 Apr 5.
 
The growth of the elderly population presents numerous challenges to the practicing otolaryngologist. This commentary reviews some of the issues that come up in dealing with geriatric patients, reiterates some classic ethical principles, and looks to some philosophers who have addressed relevant issues over the past centuries. It is based on a presentation "Ethical Challenges in Geriatric Otolaryngology," delivered at the annual meeting of the American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology on April 30, 2008.
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Department of Otolaryngology, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA. lucente@aol.com
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