Ethical problems in geriatrics: Views of Turkish primary healthcare professionals

Kadıoğlu F. G., Can R., Nazik S., Kadioglu S.

GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.13, no.4, pp.1059-1068, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ggi.12019
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1059-1068
  • Keywords: age discrimination, decision making competency, ethical problems, geriatrics, primary health care professionals, ELDERLY-PEOPLE, DECISION-MAKING, NURSES PERCEPTIONS, OF-LIFE, PHYSICIANS, ISSUES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


AimPrimary healthcare professionals frequently encounter ethical issues in the care of older adults. These issues might particularly appear in the context of age discrimination, respect for autonomy, respect for privacy and decision-making competency. The aims of this study were to determine the frequency rates of various geriatric ethical problems and to evaluate the importance given to these problems in primary healthcare.