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A World Growing Old

The Coming Health Care Challenges

Edited by Daniel Callahan
For much of the developed world, health care for a surging elderly population looms as one of the most daunting problems of the coming decade. In this book, contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and countries discuss resource allocation for the elderly and debate plans for the years ahead. Essays focus on five general issues: the meaning of old age, the goals of medicine and health care for the elderly, the balance between the needs of the young and old, the pressures of other social priorities, and the role of families, especially the burden on women, in long-term care.

In consideration of the difficult moral and practical issues involved, the editors conclude the volume with a special report containing policy recommendations from representatives of eight countries (the United States, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). This important volume will be of interest to policymakers and a broad spectrum of health care professionals, as well as to anyone interested in the fate of the elderly or in coming health care challenges.

Reviews

"The strength of the book lies in its discussion of the philosophical and ethical issues of aging. . . .The book will be of particular interest to medical and nursing staff working with the elderly, but it will also appeal to politicians and the interested layman since its scope and implications clearly reach beyond the narrow confines of medicine."—The Lancet

"I recommend this book to those interested in perspectives of aging and social health policy. The authors raised many significant issues and the final recommendations are worth of thought."—Richard Hedges, The Journal of Long-Term Care Administration

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