Nursing adults



Bandman and Bandman define adulthood as the period between 20 and 65 years of age, dividing this rather lengthy period of time into two phases; early adulthood (20 to 35 years of age) and middle age (35 to 65 years of age). They admit, however, that these figures are arbitrary (Bandman and Bandman, 1985, p. 186). In English law, a young person officially ‘comes of age’ at 18 years, so for the purposes of this discussion it will be assumed that this is when adulthood starts.


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© Ruth Chadwick & Win Tadd 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Applied Ethics Philosophy SectionUniversity of Wales College of CardiffUK
  2. 2.Gwent Health AuthorityUK

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