Aging and the Law: An Interdisciplinary Reader
Lawrence A. Frolik
Temple University Press, 1999 - Law - 690 pages
As Americans live longer, and as the "baby boom" generation approaches retirement, the social, political, and legal needs of older citizens pose a challenge to our institutions. One response has been the rise of "elder law." In this groundbreaking reader, Lawrence A. Frolik gathers together seminal essays on the intersection of law and issues affecting older Americans. The essays take into account not only the variety of professional perspectives but also the perspectives of individual older people, care givers, and family members.
After an introduction covering the nature of elder law, social attitudes toward the elderly, aging and ethnicity, and generational justice, the book includes sections on work, income, and wealth; housing; mental capacity; health care decision making; long-term care; health care finance; family and social issues; and abuse, neglect, victimization, and elderly criminals. It concludes with essays on legal representation and ethical issues. The essays have been edited to make them easily accessible to students and the general reader, and Professor Frolik has supplied introductions to the sections, as well as summaries of issues for which the essays could not be included.
Both comprehensive and engaging, Aging and the Law brings together essays by lawyers, social workers, health care professionals, and policy makers, as well as selected case law and congressional hearings.
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WHY TREAT OLDER PERSONS AS A SEPARATE CATEGORY?
WHO IS OLD?
Work Income and Wealth
SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
B Proxy Decision Making
BOARD AND CARE HOMES
FINANCING LONGTERM CARE
Health Care Finance
BOARD AND CARE HOMES
Mental Capacity Issues
LEGAL STANDARDS OF MENTAL INCAPACITY
Friedman and June O Starr
PERSONAL AUTONOMY AND FAMILIES
ALTERNATIVES TO GUARDIANSHIP
Health Care Decision Making
THE RIGHT TO DIE OF COMPETENT OLDER ADULTS
STRUCTURAL RESPONSES TO COMPETENCY AND INFORMED CONSENT
MENTALLY INCAPACITATED OLDER PATIENTS
RATIONING OF HEALTH CARE
FILIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPOVERISHED PARENTS
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
Abuse Neglect Victimization and Elderly Criminals
ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN INSTITUTIONS
REPRESENTING THE INCAPACITATED CLIENT
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