Aging: Culture, Health, and Social Change
David N. Weisstub, David C. Thomasma, S. Gauthier, G.F. Tomossy
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2001 - Medical - 256 pages
Culture, Health, and Social Change is the first of three volumes on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines contest some of the predominant paradigms on aging, and critically assess modern trends in social health policy. How we approach and understand "aging" will have indelible effects on existing and future elder citizens. Acknowledging the cultural variances that exist in the human experience of aging is therefore of vital importance in order to respond to individual needs in a manner that is not paternalistic, discriminatory, or exclusionary.
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