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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.

Issues in the Ethical Treatment of Older Adults
Issues in the ethical treatment of older adults
Jane E.Fisher
Craig A.YuryUniversity of Nevada, Reno

This chapter focuses on ethical issues regarding psychological services and research with older adults. As a matter of convention, the term older adults includes individuals aged 65 and over. This demarcation is not intended to imply group homogeneity, but rather serves only as a heuristic for the likely relevance of certain age-associated issues. Psychologists working with older adults frequently must navigate ethical challenges involving issues such as the ability of a client to provide informed consent when the client's mental competence is questionable due to a cognitive disorder, confidentiality conflicts in the psychologist's role on multidisciplinary teams, and the need to mediate intergenerational conflicts when ...

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