Ethics and Aging: The Right to Live, the Right to Die
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.
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Introduction to Principal Themes and Issues
SelfDetermination and Aging
for an Aging Population
Ending Discrimination Against
Killing versus Letting Die and the Issue
Commission and the Presidents Commission
Proxy Consent for Research on the Incompetent Elderly
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