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Lessons in Law and Aging

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ISBN13: 9780826114112
ISBN: 0826114113
Published: June 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This textbook provides an organized collection of materials that can be used for educational purposes at various levels and by instructors with or without prior legal teaching expertise. Each chapter gives excerpts from selected statutes and regulations, judicial opinions and literature, as well as commentary, discussion questions, case examples and suggested resources.;The book's overall goal is to inform and sensitize professionals and students about some of the current and emerging legal issues they may encounter in providing services to the elderly. Written in a clear and readable style, it is useful for students in the fields of social work, nursing, sociology, psychology, health and human services administration, philosophy (including ethics) and medicine, who are interested in ageing.

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Note on legal citations and legal sources; discrimination based on age; the right to make decisions - informed consent and refusal; legal interventions for incapacitated older adults; regulating geriatric services and settings; confidentiality - rights, responsibilities and limits; family law issues and older persons; legal aspects of death and dying; research with older human subjects.