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