18th Floor, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • September 11, 2013 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Stephen G. Post, PhD

Founding Director, Center for Medical Humanities, 

Compassionate Care and Bioethics, Department of Preventive Medicine, 

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Author of

The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease: Ethics Issues from Diagnosis to Dying 

(Johns Hopkins University Press)

Contributing author of

Tough Issues: Ethical Guidelines of the Alzheimer Society of Canada

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Auditorium, 18th Floor, Mount Sinai Hospital

600 University Avenue

Abstract: Hope in the context of individuals with dementia and their carers will be defined in terms of “an openness to surprises” with regard to indicators of continuing self-identity in the individual with dementia, active agency with regard to carers and affected individuals, and the affirmation of a theory of personhood and related moral status that breaks through the limits and prejudices of “hypercognitive values”.

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