Impaired Driving in Older Adults Ethical Challenges for Health Care Professionals

This report analyzes the ethical challenges around impaired driving in older adults, including patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related types of dementia. It discusses health care professionals’ responsibilities to patients and the public, explores the emerging professional consensus regarding management of patients at risk for impaired driving, and offers practical guidance to help VHA health care professionals address these ethical challenges in day-to-day patient care.