Kapp (community health and psychiatry, Wright State U. School of Medicine) presents this textbook for use by instructors with or without prior legal teaching expertise and experience. The text covers a number of legal issues in gerontology, including discrimination based on age, informed consent and refusal, legal interventions for incapacitated older adults, regulation of geriatric services and settings, confidentiality, family law issues, death and dying, and research with older human subjects. Suitable for use in lecture courses, seminars and tutorials at various levels, with students in social work, nursing, sociology, psychology, health and human resource services administration, philosophy, and medicine.
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