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Author Holstein, Martha.

Title Ethics, aging, and society : the critical turn / Martha B. Holstein, Jennifer A. Parks, Mark H. Waymack
Published New York : Springer Pub., [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 298 pages)
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
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aging -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Older people -- Health and hygiene.
Older people -- Psychology.
Aged -- psychology.
Bioethical Issues.
Geriatrics -- ethics.
Personal Autonomy.
Social Support.
Form Electronic book
Author Parks, Jennifer A.
Waymack, Mark H.
ISBN 0826116353 (electronic bk.)
9780826116352 (electronic bk.)