Self-neglect: the role of judgements and applied ethics
William Lauder Professor of nursing, University of Dundee
Graham Davidson Professor and executive director (academic), Shafston Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Isobel Anderson Senior lecturer, Social Work Research Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland
Aileen Barclay Research Fellow, Social Work Research Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland
Self-neglect is more common than currently recognised. This article highlights the issue of self-neglect and the accompanying ethical values and judgements associated with it. A multidisciplinary framework for managing self-neglect is also described.
Nursing Standard. 19, 18, 45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.01.19.18.45.c3785Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review