Therapeutic lying to assist people with dementia in maintaining medication adherence

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Abstract

A case study of a routine ethical dilemma concerning the use of the therapeutic lie for people with dementia is illustrated by reflective practice. This case study illustrates the contention between beneficence and veracity which takes place when a therapeutic lie is operationalised in nursing practice for the purpose of maintaining adherence to medications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-845
JournalNursing Ethics
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Non-Pharmacological Intervention
  • Ethics
  • Therapeutic Lying
  • Medication Adherence
  • Medications Management
  • Medications
  • Antipsychotic Agents

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