Legal and Healthcare Ethics for the Elderly

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Increasingly, legislators at the state and federal levels of government are forced to evaluate and act upon the unique problems presented by an aging American public. A domino effect has occurred, evoking concern in educational circles to deal with the varied, complex issues associated with the "new" gerontology. This expanded focus brings in not only mental and public health delivery issues, but reaches and impacts on the social sciences, ethics, law and medicine as well as ...

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Overview

Increasingly, legislators at the state and federal levels of government are forced to evaluate and act upon the unique problems presented by an aging American public. A domino effect has occurred, evoking concern in educational circles to deal with the varied, complex issues associated with the "new" gerontology. This expanded focus brings in not only mental and public health delivery issues, but reaches and impacts on the social sciences, ethics, law and medicine as well as public policy.

In response to these matters, Legal and Healthcare Ethics for the Elderly provides a balanced analytical presentation of the complicated socio-legal, medico-ethical and political perspectives which interact with gerontology as a field of study. In a straightforward and unambiguous style, it covers information on access and financing healthcare, the ethics of rationing healthcare and the inevitable link to the quality of life, guardianship issues in a nursing home setting, informed consent, living wills and durable powers of attorney, elder abuse, and death with dignity. The economics of care giving is charted and directed by the sometimes harsh realities of the marketplace. Thus, the various philosophical and ethical dilemmas which confront the process of aging are examined here both from a micro- and from a macro-economic perspective. This book exemplifies that it is vitally important to be educated now, to be prepared for the future and thereby make informed decisions - for both ourselves and our loved ones.

Covers aging as a phenomenon/healthcare financing/informed or negotiated consent/advance directives/death w/dignity/etc

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Discusses socio-legal, medical-ethical, and political perspectives in gerontology, covering topics including accessing and financing healthcare; the ethics of rationing healthcare; guardianship issues in a nursing home setting; ethical and legal rights of long-term care residents; informed consent; living wills and durable powers of attorney; elder abuse; and death with dignity. Includes a sample letter, a power of attorney form, a model living will with comments and instructions, and a dying person's bill of rights. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560324522
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Aging as a Phenomenon 1
Ch. 2 A Full or Limited Right of Access to Healthcare Services 7
Ch. 3 Healthcare Financing 15
Ch. 4 Economic Efficiency, Prioritizing, and Rationing 25
Ch. 5 Autonomy, Competency, and Guardianship Paternalism 35
Ch. 6 Informed or Negotiated Consent 43
Ch. 7 Advance Directives 55
Ch. 8 Complexities in Treatment and Nontreatment Decisions 69
Ch. 9 Nursing Home Industry 81
Ch. 10 Ethical and Legal Rights of Long-Term Care Residents 91
Ch. 11 Death with Dignity 107
Ch. 12 The Future 129
Appendix A: Sample Attorney's Letter to Client Appointed as Guardian 135
Appendix B: Power of Attorney for Health Care and Instructions for Completion 144
Appendix C: Model Living Will 152
Appendix D: Model Living Will with Comments and Instructions 154
Appendix E: The Dying Person's Bill of Rights 157
Notes 159
Index 201
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