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Aging: Caring for Our Elders by David N. Weisstub

Positive conceptions of ‘healthy aging’ are rightly displacing negative ageist perceptions of older members of our society. Nevertheless, at some stage, most elderly citizens will require some form of assistance from other members of society. When the body or mind begins to fail, a legitimate need for intervention and care will arise. This second volume on Aging discusses this theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048158973
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/03/2010
Series: International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine , #11
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Contributors. The Family. Across the generations: Family care dynamics into the new millennium; G.C. Wenger. Family caregiving: A problem of justice; N.S. Jecker. Family care for frail elders and norms of caregiver well-being at the turn of the twenty-first century; A.L. Howe, H. Schofield. Social Responsibility. Care for elderly people in Sweden: Do cutbacks reflect changing principles or simply adjustment to economic pressure? M. Thorslund, Å. Bergmark, M.G. Parker. Financing long-term care in the United States: Who should pay for Mom and Dad? R.L. Kaplan. The role of the government and the family in taking care of the frail elderly: A comparison of the United States and Japan; F. Seki. Care. Appropriate housing for the elderly of the United States: An integral component of their health care; L.A. Frolik. Nursing work, housekeeping issues, and the moral geography of home care; J. Liaschenko. The dilemma of prolonged engagement: Building opportunities for reciprocity among ethnic female clients and workers in elder care services; S. Brotman. Community mental health services for older adults in the United States; C. Zubritsky. Dementia care ethics; S.G. Post. Decision-making in social and medical services for patients with dementia in Japan; M. Saito. Neglect. The abuse and neglect of the elderly; R.M. Gordon, D. Brill. Aging, homelessness, and the law; C.I. Cohen, J. Sokolovsky, M. Crane. Index.

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