Ethics and Health Policy

Ethics, Health Policy and (Anti-) Aging: Mixed Blessings

Editors: Schermer, M, Pinxten, Wim (Eds.)

  • Brings together scientific, normative and policy issues in a single volume, endorsing a truly multidisciplinary approach Includes competing standpoints in the reflection on aging and longevity
  • Offers comprehensive introduction to educated professionals who are new to normative and policy dimension the field enquiry
  • Covers various types of analysis, ranging from philosophical discourse to a narrative approach of the topic and the results of empirical research​
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This volume focuses on the ethical and philosophical issues that arise in an aging society, and the implications of these issues for healthcare and social policy.  After a brief overview of biomedicine's changing approach of ageing and longevity and of the new expectations that these changes generate, various ethical, social, and policy issues that surround aging and longevity are discussed. First, the images and social meanings of aging and old age in our society are explored, including their normative dimensions and implications for policy. Next, ethical issues in the care for frail elderly are discussed, as well as notion of good care and end-of-life decisions. Finally, the ethical and social implications of emerging possibilities for anti-aging and lifespan extension are considered. The book concludes with an overview of the relevance of the issues discussed for policy making on professional, national and international levels.​

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“The editors succeed in bringing together a range of topics and disciplinary perspectives concerning ageing and longevity, the compression of morbidity, biomedical developments in anti-ageing and justice in care for older people. … The discursive style of the book makes it easy to read and there is a wealth of ideas to explore. Overall, I found this book an enjoyable and stimulating read and consider it would be a useful addition to libraries.” (Liz Lloyd, Ageing & Society, Vol. 34, 2014)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schermer, Maartje (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Built to Last?

    Pinxten, Wim

    Pages 13-28

  • The Anti-Aging Movement

    Vincent, John

    Pages 29-40

  • Do We Need an Anthropology of the Aging Person and What should it Look Like?

    Dekkers, Wim

    Pages 41-58

  • The Implicit Anthropology of Bioethics and the Problem of the Aging Person

    Holm, Søren

    Pages 59-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics, Health Policy and (Anti-) Aging: Mixed Blessings
Editors
  • M Schermer
  • Wim Pinxten
Series Title
Ethics and Health Policy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3870-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3870-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3869-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9905-9
Series ISSN
2212-1536
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 298
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