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Research Article

Inclusion of Ethical Issues in Dementia Guidelines: A Thematic Text Analysis

  • Hannes Knüppel,

    Affiliation: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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  • Marcel Mertz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marcel Mertz, Daniel Strech

    Affiliations: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

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  • Martina Schmidhuber,

    Affiliations: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

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  • Gerald Neitzke,

    Affiliation: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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  • Daniel Strech equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marcel Mertz, Daniel Strech

    strech.daniel@mh-hannover.de

    Affiliation: Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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  • Published: August 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001498
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Hannes Knüppel, Marcel Mertz, Martina Schmidhuber, Gerald Neitzke, Daniel Strech
Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Marcel Mertz
University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Martina Schmidhuber
University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Corresponding Author

Email: strech.daniel@mh-hannover.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HK DS. Performed the experiments: HK MM MS GN DS. Analyzed the data: HK MM MS GN DS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: HK MM MS GN DS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HK MM MS GN DS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: HK MM MS GN DS.