Bioethics: Care of the elderly with Parkinson

Keywords: Aging, Ethics, Care, Illness, Medicine, Family


Over time, older adults become more vulnerable and undergo physical and mental changes that make them much more fragile. Diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, eating imbalances, heart ailments, hearing, visual and nervous system problems appear that affect their quality of life, as well as their family environment. In this context, for doctors and the family, the task of caring for a patient with Parkinson's is not easy, it implies medication, as well as the need to involve values, principles and ethical beliefs when caring for them. In this sense, it is necessary to reflect on professional and non-professional care in patients with Parkinson's in a care that must be based on respect, tolerance, patience and solidarity. Therefore, it is bioethics that promotes these attitudes of compassion and empathy towards older adults in the medical and family spheres with the aim that they can live this stage of their life with greater optimism and hope.


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