With more people living longer lives, there is increased importance in the health care industry on improving services for the elderly. This comprehensive book gives an expert overview of the topics and challenges, along with imperative ethical and legal frameworks. The book also details existing programs and benefits in relation to a realistic portrayal of population needs. Other important issues are covered such as long-term palliative care and hospice, other vulnerable populations, elder abuse, public-private collaboration, evidence-based policy-making, and much more.
Mary Beth Morrissey (Fordham University West Harrison New York USA)
, Melissa Lang (Gilda's Club Westchester
, White Plains
, New York
, Barney Newman
Country of Publication:
Series: Best Practices for Public Health
20 June 2018
Professional and scholarly
Introduction PART ONE. The Crisis of Suffering for Older Americans Chapter 1: Social Ecology of Aging: Critical Theoretical Perspectives in Aging and Public Health Policy for the Twenty-First Century Chapter 2: Philosophic Science Theory: Toward a Phenomenology of a Maternal Cosmos in Light of Suffering PART TWO. Paradigm Shifts in Delivery Systems and Financing Chapter 3: Moving from Fragmentation to Integrated Community-Based Services Chapter 4. Development of Elder-Centered Systems of Care Chapter 5: Evolution of Financing Models and Impact on Quality and Services for Older Adults PART THREE. Challenges of Policy Implementation: Examples from the Field Chapter 6: Landscape for New Models of Care: Designing Best Practices and Environments Chapter 7: The Palliative Turn in Elder-Centered Care: A Public Health Strategy for Interdisciplinary Palliative and End-of-Life Care Chapter 8: A More Humanistic Approach to Relational Decision Making: Practical Ethics and Ethics Committees PART FOUR. Setting the Stage for Transforming Elder Care Chapter 9: Policy Recommendations for More Compassionate Elder Care: Systems Reform, Social Justice, and Sustainable Social Solidarity Appendix A. Caregiving Resources Appendix B. The Ecology of Policy: Description of Public Policy Making Process Appendix C. Psychosocial Support Appendix D. Resources and Program Examples for Older Adults Appendix E. Elder Abuse, Maltreatment, and Neglect Resources Appendix F. Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center - Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey is a Fellow of Fordham University's Global Healthcare Innovation Management Center and a health care attorney and aging and health researcher. Melissa Lang is the Chief Executive Officer at Gilda's Club Westchester. Barney Newman is Medical Director Emeritus for the WESTMED Medical Group, where he also served as the Chief Medical Officer.