ICS CORE CURRICULUM (FREE), The Ethics of Continence Care in People Living with Dementia

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ICS CORE CURRICULUM (FREE), The Ethics of Continence Care in People Living with Dementia

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Workshop Schedule


William Robert Gibson


William Robert Gibson


Catherine Murphy


Joan Ostaszkiewicz


Anne M Suskind


William Robert Gibson
Catherine Murphy
Joan Ostaszkiewicz
Anne M Suskind

Aims & Objectives

90 minutes
Ethics Dementia Older Adults
Urology, Urogynaecology and Female & Functional Urology, Conservative Management

Dementia is common in older people and is associated with the development of incontinence. This workshop will use case studies to explore the ethical challenges faced when managing continence in people living with dementia (PLWD), using the four principles of medical ethics. Four experts will outline these challenges in three contexts; the ethical challenges for the family caregiver, ethical challenges in aged care homes, and ethical challenges in medical and surgical management. The workshop aims to provide attendees from all professional backgrounds with the tools necessary to provide ethically-sound care to people living with dementia and advocate for their needs

Learning Objectives

  • The basics of dementia and incontinence
  • The ethical challenges for families and professionals which arise when managing incontinence and delivering continence care to PLWD
  • How to apply the four principles of medical ethics; autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence and justice to this practice context.