Ethics and Aging: The Right to Live, the Right to Die
James E. Thornton, Earl R. Winkler
UBC Press, Nov 1, 2011 - Social Science - 270 pages
This book is an important and timely look at issues of ethics in aging. It reflects the complexity of these questions, but develops them in relation to a single general theme: that of the involvement of the elderly in the design of social policy and the research which affects them.
Moral problems involving the elderly are many-faceted. Accurate understanding and social response demand some integration of experience, sensibility, and knowledge provided by different perspectives. Ethics and Aging incorporates viewpoints from gerontology, philosophy, law, theology, sociology, psychology, medicine, nursing, and economics.