HIV testing in dementia: clinical, ethical and patient safety implications

Collier, A., Ghosh, S., Dowie, A., Walsh, K. and O'Leary, C.P. (2008) HIV testing in dementia: clinical, ethical and patient safety implications. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 69(9), pp. 500-503.

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Abstract

This article presents patient safety issues along with the professional and ethical challenges in relation to UK guidelines on HIV testing in patients who are incapacitated as a result of dementia. Current protocols are designed to protect the patient, but may have undesirable consequences for patients, carers and doctors.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dowie, Dr Al and Collier, Dr David Andrew and O'Leary, Dr Colin
Authors: Collier, A., Ghosh, S., Dowie, A., Walsh, K., and O'Leary, C.P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:British Journal of Hospital Medicine
ISSN:1750-8460

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