By Martha B. Holstein PhD, Jennifer Parks PhD, Mark Waymack Ph.D

Ethics, getting older and the 1st significant paintings in ten years to significantly tackle concerns and methodologies in getting older and ethics...This well-organized quantity starts off theoretically and gives new methods of puzzling over ethics which can deal with the complexities and realities of getting older particularly social contexts. --Choice "[T]he authors' program of feminist ethics to frail elders earrings precise to either my scientific adventure operating with frail elders, and my study adventure attempting to comprehend their caliber of existence concerns...there have been real gemstones of rules [in this ebook] that illuminated the restrictions of the dominant paradigm of autonomy in bioethics. [The authors] make a compelling critique of end-of-life care." --GeriPal: A Geriatrics and Palliative Care web publication This e-book provides moment new release concerns in ethics, getting older, and society via proposing serious results that come up whilst ethics is utilized to the sensible matters that ensue in daily elder care. the 1st quantity in over 10 years to handle ethics and gerontology, it's unheard of in its comprehensiveness and integration of well-developed philosophical arguments with empirical examine, humanistic scholarship, and insights won from functional event. This booklet demanding situations the attempted and actual ways of and addressing moral matters in getting older and opens avenues for artistic problem-solving. The authors' varied backgrounds convey the benefits of either interdisciplinary scholarship and useful adventure to this finished textbook. it really is an important source for these attracted to, and dealing with, older humans, from upper-level undergraduate scholars and graduate-division scholars, to gerontology practitioners in training.Key good points: provides the 1st significant paintings in over 10 years to combine the disciplines of ethics and getting older contains case experiences derived from day by day perform Addresses individual/clinical ethics in future health and long term care and moral matters raised by means of public coverage, cultural norms and social attitudes Examines such severe concerns as Alzheimer's illness, long term care, ageism, public coverage, anti-aging drugs, elder abuse, and average failures Explores new instructions in moral and social philosophy as they pertain to gerontology and care

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That we enter and exit the world in particular kinds of bodies carries serious import concerning both how we view ourselves (personal conceptions of embodiment) and how our culture views us (cultural conceptions of embodiment). As moral theorists are increasingly aware, theories of autonomy, the self and normative claims concerning how we ought to behave cannot be posited sans an awareness of the body. While the Kantian man to which we previously referred has no particular kind of body—is body-less, so to speak—actual persons in their lived conditions are privileged or subordinated by their body’s appearance in terms of gender, race, ability status, age, beauty, and so on.

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15), grounds self-respect. Social devaluation threatens our dignity at its most fundamental level. But, along with our profound need to feel respected is a need for a framework that shapes our conception of the good in the absence of which our life is “spiritually senseless” (1984, p. 18). It is this sense of making qualitative distinctions—that some way of life is infinitely higher than others—that becomes increasingly difficult when we become old in societies as diverse as the ones in which we live.

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