Older People in Law and Society

Jonathan Herring

Anno: 2009
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 400 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 241 x 162 mm
Peso: 780 gr.
  • EAN: 9780199229024
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente

Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente

€ 109,79

€ 113,19

Risparmi € 3,40 (3%)

Venduto e spedito da IBS

110 punti Premium

Disponibile in 4/5 settimane

Quantità:
Descrizione
It is widely claimed that we are facing a 'demographic time bomb' with an increasing older population and a decreasing working population. On the whole there are three conflicting attitudes in society towards older people. Firstly, there are those who see older people as a 'problem': how can we afford their care? Will the NHS be crippled by the expense of caring for older people? Secondly, there are those who are concerned by the maltreatment of older people: how can we protect older people from abuse? How can we be sure they are receiving adequate health care? Finally, there are those who argue that society is squandering the resources that older people can offer and seek ways to empower them to play a more active role in community life. These conflicting views of how to approach the 'problem' of older people are also reflected in the mixed response of the law. This book presents possible solutions to these problems and highlights the need not only to protect older people from abuse and poverty in order to ensure that they have a dignified old age, but also the need to empower older people to live their final years in an active and fulfilling way.