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Take a stance, act accordingly and, bearing in mind that you did your best, try to come to terms with the outcome

2014: Ethical dilemmas faced by carers and people with dementia

Ethical dilemmas do not all necessitate some kind of action. Sometimes, they involve making sense of where you stand and your feelings about certain situations. However, decisions often need to be taken to do or not do something which might bring about a change in people’s lives. If possible, try to make this a joint decision. It may also help to express how you feel about any decisions you make to the people affected or to someone who is not involved. Try to accept that you did the best you could. If possible, try not to dwell on the other options you might have adopted, and remind yourself you made the best decision you could at the time having given due consideration to all options.



Last Updated: Monday 08 February 2016