Sunday, July 30, 2023
The New York Times runs a regular column called The Ethicist. It poses intriguing problems and the most recent one is definitely relevant to families, older individuals (and potentially anyone with a disability) and elder law attorneys. Because the analysis is behind a paywall for "subscribers only," I am reluctant to say too much here But I can say that the question of what happens when someone with "reduced" cognitiion becomes entangled in a well-meaning but still demeaning care setting, makes the need for experienced legal assistance exceptionally clear. This particular essay would make a great problem for a student seminar!
See My Friend Is Trapped in a Nursing Home: What Can I Do? presented by columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah, in the New York Times online edition published July 28, 2023.