Letters Video tool in dementia

Ethical concerns

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2720 (Published 06 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2720
  1. J S Swindell, assistant professor1
  1. 1Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
  1. jsswinde{at}bcm.edu

    The use of videos to help in imagining dementia has its merits,1 but it is not without concerns.

    Firstly, data from the behavioural sciences show that healthy people often overestimate their negative affect and quality of life in a proposed disease state. Patients receiving dialysis …

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