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Author Moorman, Sara M.

Title Dying in Old Age U. S. Practice and Policy
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (207 p.)
Series Society and Aging Ser
Society and Aging Ser
Contents Cover -- Endorsement -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Tables -- Series Editor Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Predictable Death -- About the Book -- Frameworks for Conceptualizing Predictable Death -- Note -- References -- Chapter 2: The Demography of Death -- The United States in 1900 -- The United States in the 21st Century -- Causes of the Epidemiologic Transition -- Educational Disparities in Mortality -- Geographic Disparities in Mortality -- Summary -- Notes -- References -- Part I: Private Troubles
Chapter 3: Life's Final Weeks -- Typical Death -- Why Is Care for the Typical Death So Intensive? -- Good Death -- Palliative Care, Hospice, and the Good Death -- Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Good Death -- Summary -- Note -- References -- Chapter 4:Care for the Dying -- Care Work -- Paid Care Work at the End of Life -- Disparities in Paid Care Work by Nativity -- Unpaid Care Work at the End of Life -- Disparities in Unpaid Care Work by Gender -- Summary -- Note -- References -- Chapter 5: Social Isolation -- Social Isolation at the End of Life -- Social Disparities in Social Isolation
Conclusion 2: In the Absence of Thoughtfully-Designed Practices and Policies, Predictable Death Generates Social Disparities -- Conclusion 3: Bad Death is a Public Issue,not a Private Trouble -- Last Words -- References -- Index
Data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study -- Limitations -- Future Directions -- Summary -- Data Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Part II: Public Issues -- Chapter 6: Medicare and Medicaid -- The Role of Medicare and Medicaid in Addressing Social Disparities -- Hospice Benefits -- Medicare and Medicaid Before Hospice -- The Role of Death and Dying in Overall Healthcare Costs -- Mechanisms for Innovation in Medicare and Medicaid -- Summary -- References -- Chapter 7: Advance Care Planning -- Patient Autonomy in End-of-Life Planning -- Legal Documents -- Discussions
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment -- Social Disparities in Advance Care Planning -- Control, Decision-Making, and Systemic Change -- Summary -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8: Euthanasia -- Passive Euthanasia -- Active Euthanasia -- Indirect Euthanasia -- Social Disparities in Euthanasia -- Data from the Survey of Aging and Longevity -- Limitations -- Future Directions -- Summary -- Data Appendix -- Note -- References -- Chapter 9: Conclusions -- Conclusion 1: Death is Predictable, so Health Care Professionals and Members of the General Public Alike Should Anticipate It
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Form Electronic book
ISBN 135102017X
9781351020176