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Social policy for an aging society

by Carole B. Cox | 30 January 2015
Category: Medical Academic
Synopsis
As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with aging as opportunities for policy development that stresses the rights of older adults rather than needs. The text distinguishes between ""needs"" and ""rights"" and describes those policies and services that best insure that the rights of older adults are actually met-particularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so they can benefit from continued integration and participation in society. Issues and challenges surrounding such efforts, and gaps in social policies faced by specific subsets of older people are critically examined. The book first analyzes current aging policies and rights and considers the Older American's Act as a basic policy framework. With an eye to promoting independence, the book discusses issues of income, housing, transportation, health, and home care and what constitutes a ""livable community,"" along with policies that promote wellbeing and focus on preventing senior abuse and exploitation. Challenges faced by older workers are covered, as are issues particular to family caregivers, older women, and grandparents as caregivers. Gaps in social policies for LGBT seniors and older members of specific ethnic groups are discussed. Particular attention is given to global issues and aging policies in diverse countries and the ways in which they reflect human rights concerns. Each chapter concludes with probing discussion questions for classroom use. Key Features:Presents a human rights framework for aging policyDistinguishes between needs and rights of older personsFocuses on policies and programs that can help older people to remain in the communityExplores the issues and challenges of specific older populationsDiscusses global responses and concerns with regards to older persons and human rights
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Synopsis
As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with aging as opportunities for policy development that stresses the rights of older adults rather than needs. The text distinguishes between ""needs"" and ""rights"" and describes those policies and services that best insure that the rights of older adults are actually met-particularly programs that enable people to remain in their own communities so they can benefit from continued integration and participation in society. Issues and challenges surrounding such efforts, and gaps in social policies faced by specific subsets of older people are critically examined. The book first analyzes current aging policies and rights and considers the Older American's Act as a basic policy framework. With an eye to promoting independence, the book discusses issues of income, housing, transportation, health, and home care and what constitutes a ""livable community,"" along with policies that promote wellbeing and focus on preventing senior abuse and exploitation. Challenges faced by older workers are covered, as are issues particular to family caregivers, older women, and grandparents as caregivers. Gaps in social policies for LGBT seniors and older members of specific ethnic groups are discussed. Particular attention is given to global issues and aging policies in diverse countries and the ways in which they reflect human rights concerns. Each chapter concludes with probing discussion questions for classroom use. Key Features:Presents a human rights framework for aging policyDistinguishes between needs and rights of older personsFocuses on policies and programs that can help older people to remain in the communityExplores the issues and challenges of specific older populationsDiscusses global responses and concerns with regards to older persons and human rights
€86.73
260 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780826196538
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 30/01/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Popular Sociology, All, Books, Education, Medical Academic
No. of Pages - 224
Weight - 310
Edition - First Edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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