Ethical implications of the perception and portrayal of dementia
|Gove, Dianne M.
|Gerritsen DL, Oyebode J and Gove D (2018) Ethical implications of the perception and portrayal of dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice. 17(5): 596-608.
|The way we perceive and portray dementia has implications for how we act towards people with dementia and how we address the issue of dementia within society. As a multi-disciplinary working group, established within the framework of the European Dementia Ethics Network of Alzheimer Europe, we aimed to describe the different ways that people with dementia are perceived and portrayed within society and to consider the moral implications of this. In the current paper, we address perceptions of dementia as reflected in explanatory models of its cause and nature, descriptions of characteristics of people with dementia, the use of language, media portrayals and the views of people living with dementia. Academics and professionals could use this exploration to reflect on their behaviour and their use of language regarding people with dementia
|The taskforce’s work arises from the 2013 Work Plan of Alzheimer Europe, which received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme.
|The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2016 SAGE Publications Ltd.
|Ethics; Perception; Portrayal; Dementia; Guidelines; Models; Language; Beliefs; Alzheimer’s disease
|Ethical implications of the perception and portrayal of dementia