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The elderly

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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Discusses the elderly in the United States, including the negative stereotypes of the elderly, ethical medical treatments, and legal issues regarding the elderly.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737751796 0737751797 9780737751802 0737751800
OCLC Number: 663953689
Description: 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: How do negative stereotypes affect Americans' perception of the elderly? --
Bias against the elderly creates a negative view of aging / Thomas Day --
Ageism, like racism and sexism, should be challenged / Robert Butler, as told to Patrick Perry --
Negative stereotypes about the elderly are formed in early childhood / Jamie Hanlon --
Negative stereotypes about the elderly are widespread and damaging / Kay Lazar --
Positive perceptions of old age should be cultivated by the young / Ilan Shrira --
In China the elderly are honored and admired / Kelly Clady-Giramma --
Are elderly people unhappy with their lives? --
Overview: research about happiness in old age yields conflicting results / Jeanna Bryner --
Yes: old age is a time of decline and loss / Lillian B. Rubin --
Giving up driving is difficult / Anita Creamer --
Isolation in old age is depressing, especially for immigrants / Paul Kleyman --
Elderly same-sex couples may lose their right to make choices / Joe Mirabella --
No: elderly people often find happiness --
Growing old is not as unpleasant as younger adults expect it to be / Paul Taylor --
Some elderly people enjoy their old age / Jerry Large --
Old age can bring serenity, and in some cases, new achievements / Jeanne Conte --
Should more medical care be provided to the elderly? --
Yes: the elderly are not receiving all the care they need. --
The need for long-term care is not being met / Jane Gross --
Government control will lead to rationing of medical treatment for the elderly / Wall Street Journal Online --
The Field of geriatric medicine is vanishing because of inadequate funding / Lewis A. Lipsitz --
No: the elderly now receive too much needless medical treatment --
The Elderly are being harmed by over medication / Margaret Cruikshank --
Some nursing home elderly get futile care / Associated press --
High-tech care for people over eighty is just too costly to be justified / Daniel Callahan --
Excessive treatment of people dying of old age is cruel / Craig Bowron --
What major problems are common among the elderly? --
Poverty among the elderly is widespread in America / Ellen O'Brien, Ke Bin Wu, and David Baer --
Homelessness is increasing among elderly adults / M William Sermons and Meghan Henry --
Some people must continue to work in old age, yet cannot find jobs / Clare Ansberry --
The Elderly are vulnerable to fraud and financial abuse / Investor protection trust --
The Elderly in nursing homes are vulnerable to abuse / David Couch --
Some elders must take drastic measures to obtain long-term care / Mary A. Fischer.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

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Discusses the elderly in the United States, including the negative stereotypes of the elderly, ethical medical treatments, and legal issues regarding the elderly.

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