Ethics, Aging, and Society The Critical Turn

ISBN-10: 0826116345
ISBN-13: 9780826116345
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

This book will address "second generation" issues in ethics, aging, and society. The proposed book presents the main issues that arise when ethics is applied to the practical concerns that occur in the day-to-day work of health and social service providers. Holsttein and Waymack examine the most critical, cutting-edge issues in aging today, including long-term care, abuse and neglect, Alzheimer's disease, and natural disasters. Key features: Explores new directions in ethical and social philosophy in connection with gerontology Enriched with case studies that are derived from day-to-day practice Ranges from individual/clinical ethics in health and long-term care to ethical issues raised by public policy, cultural norms, and social attitudes The first major work in a more than a decade that brings together complex elements at the heart of ethical thinking

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Approaches to Ethical Thinking
Ethics and Aging: Challenges to the Received View
The "Critical Turn": Alternative Approaches to Thinking About Ethics
Ethics and Context
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
Issues in Care
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
Index

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