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Ethics, aging, and society : the critical turn

Author: Martha Holstein; Jennifer A Parks; Mark H Waymack
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2011.
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"This book discusses second-generation issues in ethics, aging, and society by presenting critical outcomes that arise when ethics is applied to the practical concerns that occur in day-to-day elder care. Key Features: Presents the first major work in over 10 years to integrate the disciplines of ethics and aging, includes case studies derived from day-to-day practice, addresses individual/clinical ethics in health  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Holstein; Jennifer A Parks; Mark H Waymack
ISBN: 9780826116345 0826116345
OCLC Number: 671465398
Description: xxii, 298 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ethics and aging : challenges to the received view --
The "critical turn" : alternative approaches to thinking about ethics --
Aging and the aged body --
The "third age" : cultural ideals, ethics, and the myth of agelessness --
Anti-aging medicine --
Aging and public policy : a normative foundation --
Care and justice : older people at home --
The nursing home : beyond medicalization --
Working with clients and patients --
What do we do now? Abuse, neglect, and self-neglect --
Alzheimer's disease and an ethics of solidarity --
Beyond rational control : caring at the end of life --
Aging and disasters : facing natural and other disasters --
Bringing it all together.
Responsibility: Martha B. Holstein, Jennifer A. Parks, Mark H. Waymack.

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"This book discusses second-generation issues in ethics, aging, and society by presenting critical outcomes that arise when ethics is applied to the practical concerns that occur in day-to-day elder care. Key Features: Presents the first major work in over 10 years to integrate the disciplines of ethics and aging, includes case studies derived from day-to-day practice, addresses individual/clinical ethics in health and long-term care and ethical issues raised by public policy, cultural norms, and social attitudes, examines such critical issues as Alzheimer's disease, long-term care, ageism, public policy, anti-aging medicine, elder abuse, and natural disasters, explores new directions in ethical and social philosophy as they pertain to gerontology and care"--Jacket.

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