Ethics, Aging, and Society
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This book presents second generation issues in ethics, aging, and society by presenting critical outcomes that arise when ethics is applied to the practical concerns that occur in day-to-day elder care. The first volume in over 10 years to address ethics and gerontology, it is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness and integration of well-developed philosophical arguments with empirical research, humanistic scholarship, and insights gained from practical experience.
This book challenges the tried and true approaches of and addressing ethical issues in aging and opens avenues for creative problem-solving. The authors' diverse backgrounds bring the advantages of both interdisciplinary scholarship and practical experience to this comprehensive textbook. It is an essential resource for those interested in, and working with, older people, from upper-level undergraduate students and graduate-division students, to gerontology practitioners in training.Key features:


Presents the first major work in over 10 years to integrate the disciplines of ethics and aging
Includes case studies derived from day-to-day practice
Addresses individual/clinical ethics in health and long-term care and ethical issues raised by public policy, cultural norms and social attitudes
Examines such critical issues as Alzheimer's disease, long-term care, ageism, public policy, anti-aging medicine, elder abuse, and natural disasters
Explores new directions in ethical and social philosophy as they pertain to gerontology and care This book presents second generation issues in ethics, aging, and society by presenting critical outcomes that arise when ethics is applied to the practical concerns that occur in day-to-day elder care. The first volume in over 10 years to address ethics and gerontology, it is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness and integration of well-developed philosophical arguments with empirical research, humanistic scholarship, and insights gained from practical experience.

This book challenges the tried and true approaches of and addressing ethical issues in aging and opens avenues for creative problem-solving. The authors' diverse backgrounds bring the advantages of both interdisciplinary scholarship and practical experience to this comprehensive textbook. It is an essential resource for those interested in, and working with, older people, from upper-level undergraduate students and graduate-division students, to gerontology practitioners in training.

Key features:


Presents the first major work in over 10 years to integrate the disciplines of ethics and aging
Includes case studies derived from day-to-day practice
Addresses individual/clinical ethics in health and long-term care and ethical issues raised by public policy, cultural norms and social attitudes
Examines such critical issues as Alzheimer's disease, long-term care, ageism, public policy, anti-aging medicine, elder abuse, and natural disasters
Explores new directions in ethical and social philosophy as they pertain to gerontology and care
Chapter One: Ethical Theory and the Emergence of Applied Ethics

Chapter Two: The "Critical Turn": Ethics as a Critical Practice

Chapter Three: "Doing" Applied, Normative Ethics

Chapter Four: The Body and Appearance as a Normative Issue

Chapter Five: Social Ethics and Aging

Chapter Six: Anti-Aging Medicine

Chapter Seven: Ethics, Aging, and Public Policy

Chapter Eight: Care and Justice: Community-Based Long-Term Care

Chapter Nine: The Nursing Home: Beyond Medicalization

Chapter Ten: Working with Clients and Patients

Chapter Eleven: Addressing the Vulnerable: Abuse, Neglect, and Self Neglect

Chapter Twelve: Ethics and Alzheimer's Disease

Chapter Thirteen: Ethics and the End of Life

Chapter Fourteen: Facing Natural and Other Disasters

Chapter Fifteen: Bringing it All Together
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