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Mirrored Lives Aging Children and Elderly Parents

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ISBN-10: 0275936716

ISBN-13: 9780275936716

Edition: 1990

Authors: Tom Koch

List price: $117.95
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In the first book to deal with the geriatric decline connected to non-terminal illness in old age, Tom Koch takes a sensitive but thorough look at the declining years of his father. The book is a narrative record of an elderly man unable to accept the physical realities of his state. Because it is told by the patient's caregiver, a son, it also chronicles the issues and mechanics of the aging child's role in caring for a parent. Koch defines aging as more than a series of physical symptoms and places the issues of caring and aging within the perspective of socially accepted values; independence, social function, family dynamics, and financial worth. The patient, his physicians and nurses,…    
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Book details

List price: $117.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/19/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

TTom Koch, an international lecturer and consultant on bioethics, gerontology, and public health, is the author of fifteen books, including Mirrored Lives: Aging Children and Elderly Parents; Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine; Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground.

Preface: A Who as Well as a What A Simple Operation
Time and Chance Nothing Fails Like Success Paradoxical Existences Ceaseless Deprivation
Incessant Mourning The Deprived Time Afterword: What We Learned
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