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Dignity and old age

By: Disch, Robert.
Contributor(s): Dobrof, Rose [Co-author] | Moody, Harry R [Co-author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Routledge 1998Description: xvi, 178 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781138002371.Subject(s): Mental health | Quality of life | Social work with older people | DignityDDC classification: 362.6 Summary: Open up Dignity and Old Age, and you’ll find a wealth of thoughtful suggestions for how you and others can gain more respect and admiration for your relatives, neighbors, and patients who are in the latter stages of life. You’ll examine the word “dignity” as it relates to the world’s elderly population to the fullest and most challenging extent, taking into account cross-cultural, religious, and even literary influences. Throughout this provoking and thorough examination, you’ll tackle some tough questions, all of which will equip you with the theoretical and practical know-how needed to evoke change and preserve honorable relations with the elderly persons in your professional and personal relationships. The manner in which Dignity and Old Age will help you grow in your relationships with elderly people is twofold--ideally and practically. You’ll begin with a revitalizing discussion of concepts that revolve around dignity and the elderly, and from there you’ll move into the sphere of active practice, gleaning a wide variety of ways you can enhance your affairs with the elderly in health care, social services, government, and retirement entitlements and benefits. Specifically, you’ll find positive approaches in these and other areas: the dignity in old age the true meaning of “Quality of Life” in old age achieving respect for ethnic elders as a health care provider bringing spirituality and community together in the last stage of life forming a philanthropic, caring partnership between government and the elderly In this insightful volume, you’ll take an important step forward in creating a more dignified quality of life for the world’s elderly--today’s and tomorrow’s. Overall, you’ll gain the variety of perspectives necessary to ensure that everyone you come in contact with in casual, legal, leisure, and professional spheres will see you care enough to be concerned with the ideas and practices contained in Dignity and Old Age. https://www.routledge.com/Dignity-and-Old-Age-1st-Edition/Dobrof-Disch-Moody/p/book/9781138002371
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Table of contents

Dedication to Ellsworth G. Stanton III
Foreword
Dignity Over the Life Course
Why Dignity in Old Age Matters
I.THE MEANING OF DIGNITY
Dignity and Quality of LIfe in Old Age
Respecting Ethnic Elders: A Perspective for Care Providers
Spirituality and Community in the Last Stage of Life
Dignity, Cultural Power, and Narrative Redemption: Aging Male Writers Confront the Medical System
II. PRACTICE AND POLICY
The Cost of Autonomy, the Price of Paternalism
Assuring Dignity in Means-Tested Entitlement Programs: An Elusive Goal?
Philanthropy and Government: Partners in the Community of Caring
Dignity for Oldest Old: Can We Afford It?
About the Authors
Index

Open up Dignity and Old Age, and you’ll find a wealth of thoughtful suggestions for how you and others can gain more respect and admiration for your relatives, neighbors, and patients who are in the latter stages of life. You’ll examine the word “dignity” as it relates to the world’s elderly population to the fullest and most challenging extent, taking into account cross-cultural, religious, and even literary influences. Throughout this provoking and thorough examination, you’ll tackle some tough questions, all of which will equip you with the theoretical and practical know-how needed to evoke change and preserve honorable relations with the elderly persons in your professional and personal relationships.

The manner in which Dignity and Old Age will help you grow in your relationships with elderly people is twofold--ideally and practically. You’ll begin with a revitalizing discussion of concepts that revolve around dignity and the elderly, and from there you’ll move into the sphere of active practice, gleaning a wide variety of ways you can enhance your affairs with the elderly in health care, social services, government, and retirement entitlements and benefits. Specifically, you’ll find positive approaches in these and other areas:

the dignity in old age
the true meaning of “Quality of Life” in old age
achieving respect for ethnic elders as a health care provider
bringing spirituality and community together in the last stage of life
forming a philanthropic, caring partnership between government and the elderly

In this insightful volume, you’ll take an important step forward in creating a more dignified quality of life for the world’s elderly--today’s and tomorrow’s. Overall, you’ll gain the variety of perspectives necessary to ensure that everyone you come in contact with in casual, legal, leisure, and professional spheres will see you care enough to be concerned with the ideas and practices contained in Dignity and Old Age.


https://www.routledge.com/Dignity-and-Old-Age-1st-Edition/Dobrof-Disch-Moody/p/book/9781138002371

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