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Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging!Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.
Explores controversies such as rationing health care; "right do die"; entitlements; & more.
Prologue: America as an Aging Society
AGING HEALTH CARE AND SOCIETY
Controversy 1. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People?
Contravery 2. Should Families Provide for Their Own?
Contraversy 3. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices?
Contraversy 4. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives?
BASIC CONCEPT II. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR AN AGING SOCIETY
Controversy 5. Should Age or Need Be the Basic for Entitlement?
6. What Is the Future for Social Security?
Controversy 7. Is Retirement Obsolete?
BASIC CONCEPTS III. A LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ON AGING
Controversy 8. Why do We Grow Old?
Controversy 9. Does Creativity Decline with Age?
Controversy 10. Does Old Age Have Meaning?
Resources for Papers in Gerontology
Internet Resources on Aging