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Driving, dementia and Australian physicians: primum non nocere?

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Abstract


  • Older Australians are increasingly reliant on automobiles as their sole form of transport. As our population is ageing and the prevalence of dementia is increasing, it is anticipated that the number of drivers with dementia will rise over time. Much of the literature relating to driving and dementia focuses on safety rather than mobility. The objective of this paper is to highlight several topical ethical issues that pertain to Australian drivers with dementia. It is recommended that future research, policy and practice should centre on the crucial mobility and transport needs of our senior citizens.

UOW Authors


  •   Carmody, John (external author)
  •   Professor Victoria Traynor
  •   Iverson, Donald C.
  •   Marchetti, Elena M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Carmody, J., Traynor, V., Iverson, D. C. & Marchetti, E. (2013). Driving, dementia and Australian physicians: primum non nocere?. Internal Medicine Journal, 43 (6), 625-630.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84879007749

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1216&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/217

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Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 625

End Page


  • 630

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Older Australians are increasingly reliant on automobiles as their sole form of transport. As our population is ageing and the prevalence of dementia is increasing, it is anticipated that the number of drivers with dementia will rise over time. Much of the literature relating to driving and dementia focuses on safety rather than mobility. The objective of this paper is to highlight several topical ethical issues that pertain to Australian drivers with dementia. It is recommended that future research, policy and practice should centre on the crucial mobility and transport needs of our senior citizens.

UOW Authors


  •   Carmody, John (external author)
  •   Professor Victoria Traynor
  •   Iverson, Donald C.
  •   Marchetti, Elena M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Carmody, J., Traynor, V., Iverson, D. C. & Marchetti, E. (2013). Driving, dementia and Australian physicians: primum non nocere?. Internal Medicine Journal, 43 (6), 625-630.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84879007749

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1216&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/217

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 625

End Page


  • 630

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Australia