Care of the Aged by James M. HumberCare of the Aged by James M. Humber

Care of the Aged

EditorJames M. Humber, Robert F. Almeder

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays deals with the moral issues associated with the treatment and care of the elderly-and offers proposals for solving them. Writing in a readily understandable style, the authors debate the propriety of Western society's current mechanisms for dealing with elderly citizens and consider the problems that arise for medical personnel and family members who provide such care.
Title:Care of the AgedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:209 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.01 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161737444X

ISBN - 13:9781617374449

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Table of Contents

Enter the Elderly Woman as Citizen: The Implications of a Feminist Ethics of CareSheila M. NeysmithDisrespecting Our Elders: Attitudes and Practices of Care(lessness)Allyson RobichaudHazards of Decoupling Respect from Rights: The Inclusion of Elderly Severely Demented Patients in "Nontherapeutic" Clinical TrialsJennifer JacksonResolving Ethical Dilemmas in Community-Based Care: A New Set of PrinciplesSusan McCarthyCare Home EthicsSimon Woods and Max ElsteinThe Ethics of Pain Management in Older AdultsMarshall B. KappDuties to Aging ParentsClaudia MillsFilial Obligation, Kant's Duty of Beneficence, and NeedSarah Clark MillerIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This is a timely work covering a broad spectrum of the ethical issues in elder care, from macro-level societal concerns to specific clinical challenges. . .the editors have done an excellent job of providing thought provoking, well written articles addressing a wide array of bioethical issues in the care of the elderly. . .The book excels as it addresses a wide spectrum of ethical issues in a serious manner. It addresses the scope of society's obligation to provide care for the elderly, which is a classic, well-known ethical issue. In addition, it sheds light on lesser known, though critically important ethical issues. The usefulness of this book lies in its breadth. It covers a wide range of topics, yet does so in a careful, focused manner. It is not a comprehensive treatment of the ethical issues surrounding the care of the elderly, nor is it a thorough introduction to such issues, and this is intentional. This book provides a careful analysis of specific issues spanning the range of caring for the elderly."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"...of considerable interest to those wishing to read around the topic of medical and social care of the elderly." - Irish Journal of Medical Science