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Geroethics

Un libro in lingua di Larue Gerald A. edito da Prometheus Books, 1992

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Advances in technology have raised new ethical questions in medicine, concern for pollution has encouraged the growth of "environmental ethics," and the problems of corporate America have sparked more questions about "business ethics." With the population of older persons increasing every year and their social problems becoming ever more acute, it's now time for "geroethics," which assesses the impact of societal values on elders and how the aged may respond to these values. The issues are urgent and compelling: the changing face of elder America, dependence on others for care, the corporate response to agism, the healthcare crisis, how to take charge of one's life and bring meaning to it, living longer verses living better, coping with disabilities, the psychological aspects of aging, and so many others.
Ethics embraces concepts of rights and privileges, duties and obligations, choices and their outcomes. In Geroethics: A New Vision of Growing Old in America author Gerald A. Larue shows how social values impact on elders in the United States and how older persons, and those who advocate on their behalf, may respond to the attitudes and actions of others. Dreams and goals, rights and responsibilities, self-respect and personal dignity shouldn't fade with the passing of youth. This latest addition to the Golden Age series offers the elderly and those who care for them a vibrant new look at the challenges of aging: the role elders can and do play in shaping and changing society's views of its oldest members, regaining control of important life choices, and the struggle to live a meaningful and independent existence free of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Included are chapters on stereotypes, identifying the elderly, human rights, agism, the ethics of survival, elder power, elder abuse, fear of aging, caring for elders, health care, dementia, loneliness, death and dying, and much more.

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