By Martha B. Holstein PhD, Jennifer Parks PhD, Mark Waymack Ph.D

Ethics, getting older and Society...is the 1st significant paintings in ten years to significantly deal with matters and methodologies in getting older and ethics...This well-organized quantity starts theoretically and provides new methods of considering ethics that may deal with the complexities and realities of getting older specifically social contexts. --Choice "[T]he authors' program of feminist ethics to frail elders earrings precise to either my medical adventure operating with frail elders, and my examine adventure attempting to comprehend their caliber of existence concerns...there have been precise gem stones of principles [in this booklet] that illuminated the restrictions of the dominant paradigm of autonomy in bioethics. [The authors] make a compelling critique of end-of-life care." --GeriPal: A Geriatrics and Palliative Care weblog This ebook provides moment new release concerns in ethics, getting older, and society through providing serious results that come up whilst ethics is utilized to the sensible issues that happen in day by day elder care. the 1st quantity in over 10 years to deal with ethics and gerontology, it truly is unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and integration of well-developed philosophical arguments with empirical learn, humanistic scholarship, and insights received from functional adventure. This e-book demanding situations the attempted and actual techniques of and addressing moral concerns in getting older and opens avenues for artistic problem-solving. The authors' various backgrounds deliver the benefits of either interdisciplinary scholarship and functional event to this entire textbook. it's an important source for these attracted to, and dealing with, older humans, from upper-level undergraduate scholars and graduate-division scholars, to gerontology practitioners in training.Key good points: offers the 1st significant paintings in over 10 years to combine the disciplines of ethics and getting older contains case stories derived from daily perform Addresses individual/clinical ethics in future health and long term care and moral matters raised through public coverage, cultural norms and social attitudes Examines such serious matters as Alzheimer's affliction, long term care, ageism, public coverage, anti-aging drugs, elder abuse, and average mess ups Explores new instructions in moral and social philosophy as they pertain to gerontology and care

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H. Birnstock, L. E. Cluff, & O. ), The future of long-term care. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Collopy, B. J. (1988). Autonomy in long term care: Some crucial distinctions. The Gerontologist, 28, 10 – 17. , & Zuckerman, C. (1990). The ethics of home care: Autonomy and accommodation. Hastings Center Report, Special Supplement, 20(2), 1– 16. , & Subedi, J. ) (1998). Bioethics and society: Constructing the ethical enterprise. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Dresser, R. (1995).

Philosopher and clinical ethicist George Agich (1995) describes this form of autonomy as interstitial rather than nodal autonomy. Yet it is the latter—the “moment of decision” or episodic kind of autonomy—that has gained prominence. GETTING BEYOND INDIVIDUAL AUTONOMY Feminist philosophers and ethicists often begin reflections about autonomy with a rethinking of the self. How we think about the self informs our understanding of the nature of autonomy. , Mackenzie & Stoljar, 2000; Walker, 2007). The detached characteristic of Kantian ethics has no place in this Chapter 2.

Indeed, as many authors have noted, although chronic illness is a primary health problem in North America, especially among the aged, our health care model remains focused on acute medical emergencies (Hinton-Walker, 1993; Moros, Rhodes, Baumrin, & Strain, 1991; Roth & Harrison, 1991). As a result, chronic care and palliative care are not satisfactorily represented in medicine because such models of care admit to the realities of human aging, disability, illness, and our lack of control over our health and our bodies.

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