1st Edition

A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying in Solidarity Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports

    262 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    266 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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.