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Aging 2000: Our Health Care Destiny: Volume II: Psychosocial and Policy Issues

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461295464
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 395
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

for Volume II.- I. Overview.- 1. Health Care of the Aging: Trends, Dilemmas, and Prospects for the Year 2000.- 2. Future Society’s Outlook Toward Aging, Illness, and Health Care of the Aged.- 3. Morbidity, Disability, and Mortality: The Aging Connection.- II. Health and Changing Concepts of the Life Cycle.- 4. The Aged as Pioneers in Time: On Temporal Discontinuities, Biographical Closure, and the Medicalization of Old Age.- 5. Loss and the Social Psychology of Aging.- 6. Longitudinal Stability of Personality and Its Relation to Health Perceptions.- III. Working and Health: Emerging Trends.- 7. A Developmental Perspective on Career-Change Options for Older Workers.- 8. Trends in Assessing and Accommodating the Health of Older Workers.- 9. Retirement and Work: Now and the Future.- IV. Future Directions in Cognitive Assessments of the Aged.- 10. Cognitive Assessment in the Year 2000.- 11. Dual-Task Assessment of Attentional Capacities in Aging and Dementia.- V. Health Care and Physical Environments of the Aged.- 12. The Social and Physical Aspects of Housing and Aging: A U.S. Perspective.- 13. Emerging Technologies Supporting Independence Among Infirm Elderly.- 14. A Theoretical View of the Person in a Health-Care Environment.- VI. Social Supports and the Health of the Future Aged.- 15. The Informal Support System and Health of the Future Aged.- 16. The Function, Form, and Future of Formal Services.- VII. Delivery of Care for the Aged in a State Mental Health and Mental Retardation System.- 17. Caring for the Aged in a State Mental Health and Mental Retardation System.- 18. The Impact of Technology on the Delivery of Mental Retardation Services in the Year 2000: A Research Perspective.- 19. A Behavioral-Programming Approach to Treatment of the Institutionalized Aged.- 20. The Impact of a Dementing Illness on Relatives: The Need for Family Support Groups.- VIII. Rehabilitation with the Future Aged.- 21. Is Rehabilitation a Legitimate Intervention for the Elderly? Goals and Expectations.- 22. Medical Rehabilitation: Predicting Needs and Measuring Outcomes for Quality of Life.- IX. Long-Term-Care System for Future Elders.- 23. Meeting Long-Term-Care Needs: Efficacy, Efficiency, and Affordability.- 24. Needs, Wants, and Preferences: Can a Long-Term-Care System Respond?.- 25. Beyond Institutional Long-Term Care: The Community Care System.- 26. Facility-Based Services: Strengthening Used and Useful Capacity.- X. Future Financing of Health Care.- 27. The Economics of Aging: Doomsday or Shangri-La?.- 28. Financing Health Care for the Elderly in 2000: Issues, Mechanisms, and Directions.- 29. The Future Financing of Long-Term Care for Older Persons.- XI. Legal and Ethical Concerns in Care of the Aged.- 30. The Interaction Between Ethics and Economics in Planning Health Care for the Aged.- 31. Evolutionary Changes in Legal Remedies for the Impaired Elderly.- 32. Micro- and Macroethical Aspects of Caring for the Aged.- XII. Concluding Visions.- 33. Aging, Meaning, and Well-Being: Musings of a Cultural Historian.- 34. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: Toward Squaring the Suffering Curve.- 35. Health Care in the 21st Century: The Social and Ethical Context.
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