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Social Policy for an Aging Society free pdf 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

About Carole B Phd Cox

Carole B. Cox, PhD, is Professor, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the author of more than 50 journal articles and chapters dealing with various aspects of aging and caregiving. Dr. Cox has done extensive research on caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease, their needs, and use of services with a particular focus on ethnicity. In the last few years, she has expanded her interest in caregiving to that of grandparents raising their grandchildren. She has developed a program and curriculum for empowerment training for grandparents, Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Training Manual for Group Leaders (Springer Publishing Company, 2000) and is also the editor ofTo Grandmothers House We Go and Stay: Perspectives on Custodial Grandparents (Springer Publishing Company, 2000). Her other books includeHome Care for the Elderly: An International Perspective, co-authored with Abraham Monk (1991)- The Frail Elderly: Problems, Needs, and Community Responses (1993)- Ethnicity and Social Work Practice, co-authored with Paul Ephross (1998)- Community Care for an Aging Society: Policies and Services (Springer Publishing Company, 2005)- and Dementia and Social Work Practice (Springer Publishing Company, 2007).

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Author : Carole B Phd Cox
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Data Published : 28 January 2015
ISBN : 082619656X
EAN : 9780826196569
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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