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Presenting current research in an innovative format, Harry Moody and Jennifer Sasser’s Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Using their extensive expertise, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close links between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.
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