Abstract The ethical issue to be addressed in this paper, within the framework of relational ethics and the lens of feminism and bioethics, will be elder abuse and, in this instance, elder abuse of a patient with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). In the case of elderly patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, determining elder abuse (where no physical evidence is obvious) is based largely on the relationship that has developed between the nurse practitioner and the patient. Through this relationship, nurse practitioners are generally able to determine if abuse is occurring and to advocate on their patient’s behalf. Ethics and Elder Abuse The ethical issue to be addressed in this paper, within the framework of relational ethics and the lens of feminism...The end:
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