Longevity and Quality of Life: Opportunities and Challenges / Edition 1

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Health and longevity of life will ultimately end as a political issue. What is needed is long-term government investments necessary for a vi able health policy. The question arises: will world leaders be able to commit to such a policy? Two major socioeconomic phenomena may have a regulating effect on this issue. The first is the emergence of pressu re groups that have come into being in response to a particular health issue, such as AIDS. The second is the emergence of ethics committees in developed nations that deal solely with health issues.

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'In a comprehensive way the book presents the opinions of biologists, gerontologists, demographers, citizen health care professionals and politicians on longevity. The book is exciting reading which shows that our society, at the dawn of the 21st century, is on the way to adapting to the conditions and needs brought about by longevity of its population. These proceedigns are an important tool for health-care officials, economists, politicians and decision-makers in the field of social services and public welfare. Geriatricians will also profit from reading this book. They may develop a completely different approach to lognevity or life in the later days of our lives.'
Gerontology, 47:1 (2001)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306463150
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2000
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 321
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductions: Challenges and Opportunities. A Malthusian Revolution; C. Jasmin. A Global Approach; M. Iaccarino. Longevity and Women's Health; N. Sadik. Opening Remarks; B. Kouchner. Worldwide Revolution in Longevity and Quality of Life; A. Pompidou. Global Aspects of Longevity. The Revolution in Longevity; R.N. Butler. Longevity Around The World; V.V. Bezrukov. Longevity as an Artifact of Civilization; J.W. Vaupel. Can We Afford Longevity? R.W. Fogel. The Biology of Aging and Longevity; C.B. Harley. Quality of Life and Disorders of Longevity; F. Forette. Understanding the Biological Determinants of Longevity: New Opportunities and Challenges; T. Kirkwood. Specific Social Responses to Age-Related Dysfunction; A. Svanborg. In Year 2000: Aging, the Forgotten Revolution: Will DHEA Help Us? E.-E. Baulieu. Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Nutritional Interventions In the Disorders of Longevity; H.B. Stahelin. Nutritional Intervention to Help Prevent and Cure Longevity Disorders; P.R. Guesry. Gerontechnological Interventions and the Health and Quality of Life Of Older People; M. Powell Lawton. Importance of Health in the Elderly: A Challenge to the Biomedical Research & Development and to Society; D.W. Scholer. Quality and Quantity of Life. Ethics and Entrances; C.R. Boddington Joyce. Dignity, Well-being and Quality of Life; J.M. Mann. Health, Longevity and Quality of Life; F. Regnier. Longevity, Aging and the Demand of Primary Care; C. van Weel. Health Inequalities Persist Into Old Age: Results from the Longitudinal Study; E. Breeze. Gentle Closure; K. Foley. Social and Cultural Challenges of Longevity. Introduction; G.J. Piller. The Age Revolution: Benefits and Concerns; J.E. Birren. Are We Moving Toward a War Between the Generations? C. Attias-Donfut. A Remarkable Lack of Intergenerational Conflict: How Should Government Spending be Divided Between Young and Old; H. Taylor. Some African Vignettes; K. Thairu. Coping With Old Age in Africa; N. Apt. Women in the Longevity Revolution; B. Friedan. Political Responsibilities in the Longevity Revolution. How Seven European Countries Have Anticipated the Consequence of Population Aging in the Healthcare Sector: A Survey of Ernst & Young; P. Anhoury. Responsibilities of the Individual and Society: Political Responsibilities in the Revolution in Longevity; U. Lehr. Maintaining Prosperity in an Aging Society; N.M. Vanston. The Organization and Financing of Social Protection; B. Williams. Closing Session: Looking Through the Mirror of Old Age. Literature and Medicine: Garcia Marquez' 'Love in the Time of Cholera'; A. Hudson Jones. Ethics and Longevity; J. Bernard. Longevity and Quality of Life; E. Wiesel. Conclusion. Synthesis; H.V. Fineberg. Contributors. Index.
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