Legal Aspects of Elder Care

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 25, 2010 - Business & Economics - 356 pages
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A wide variety of legal issues surround caring for older individuals. Health and human service practioners need to plan, provide and evaluate geriatric care, while also understanding public policies. Legal knowledge is an essential part of caring for the elderly. Students and professionals must be able to deliver appropriate care while also being aware of any legal, ethical and political issues that may arise. Legal Aspects of Elder Care provides a clear overview of geriatric policies and laws, enabling the reader to use informed decision-making with older clients.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
INFORMED CONSENT AND REFUSAL
19
CHAPTER 3 LEGAL ASPECTS OF DEATH AND DYING
41
CHAPTER 4 LEGAL INTERVENTIONS FOR INCAPACITATED OLDER PERSONS
101
CHAPTER 5 REGULATION AND FINANCING AND SETTINGS
135
CHAPTER 6 OLDER INDIVIDUALS AND THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY
233
CHAPTER 7 RESEARCH PARTICIPATION AND OLDER PERSONS
249
CHAPTER 8 FAMILY LAW ISSUES AND OLDER PERSONS
267
CHAPTER 9 PROTECTION OF OLDER CONSUMERS
299
CHAPTER 10 AGE DISCRIMINATION AND THE LAW
311
INDEX
341
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