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Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course. Thoroughly revised throughout, this Sixth Edition updates developments in each sub-specialty including nine new readings, new international highlight boxes, and offers a more visually accessible two-color format.


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Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close link between concepts and controversies in the broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course. Thoroughly revised throughout, this Sixth Edition updates developments in each sub-specialty including nine new readings, new international highlight boxes, and offers a more visually accessible two-color format.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Dayna

    This has been a very informative book. There remains many other questions to be asked by more than just society, but to the society and in fact to the individual Elders themselves to whom are in questions of and about these concepts and controversies are about. Should people have the right to end their lives if they are going to die early? Should have they have the right to choose their own options about their own health care? Should they have the right to choose to have to pay for health care that This has been a very informative book. There remains many other questions to be asked by more than just society, but to the society and in fact to the individual Elders themselves to whom are in questions of and about these concepts and controversies are about. Should people have the right to end their lives if they are going to die early? Should have they have the right to choose their own options about their own health care? Should they have the right to choose to have to pay for health care that they no longer need (due to age - such as pregnancy, maternity leave, so on and so forth. In a world where everyone is equal, where does individuality become important again?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Terri Lynn

    This doesn't even feel like a textbook! It feels like a map to life after 50 with many controversies and stories from different points of view and much practical information. I loved reading this. How often can you say that about a textbook?

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