Ethics and Aging: The Right to Live, the Right to Die

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University of British Columbia Press, 1988 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 256 pages
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This book is an important and timely look at issues of ethics in aging.It reflects the complexity of these questions, but develops them inrelation to a single general theme: that of the involvement of theelderly in the design of social policy and the research which affectsthem. Moral problems involving the elderly are many-faceted. Accurateunderstanding and social response demand some integration ofexperience, sensibility, and knowledge provided by differentperspectives. Ethics and Aging incorporates viewpoints fromgerontology, philosophy, law, theology, sociology, psychology,medicine, nursing, and economics.

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James E. Thornton is the coordinator of the Committeeon Gerontology, at the University of British Columbia. Earl R.Winkler is an associate professor in the Department ofPhilosophy at the University of British Columbia.

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