Aging: Concepts and Controversies
This highly successful, influential, and teachable book has changed the way many introductory social gerontology and aging policy courses are taught. It includes exciting topics designed to engage students and stimulate classroom debate, highly visible and current "Controversies," and short, classic readings from world-renowned writers. No other book so explicitly links theory with practice, taking the reader directly into everyday problems and challenges.
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BASIC CONCEPTS I AGING HEALTH CARE AND SOCIETY
Should We Ration Health Care for Older People?
Should Families Provide for Their Own?
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