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Legal & Ethical Issues

Monthly Archive (Legal & Ethical Issues)

posted 10.22.2015
Claude Pepper, master advocate, staunchly advocated for the rights, value, and personhood of older adults. What actions might he prescribe today as aging policy holds a precarious place on the U.S. political agenda? Read More
posted 10.20.2015
Multiple gaps exist between aging experts’ and the American public’s understanding of aging. How can we forge better messaging about the challenges of aging? Read More
posted 10.20.2015
Ageism is endemic in some federal programs: a better federal response is required to fix this malady and address future challenges such as caregiving and financial security. Read More
posted 10.19.2015
Ageism predated Robert Butler, and remains in effect to this day. Read More
posted 08.04.2015
One piece of big news out of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging was the announcement by the HUD that it is taking strong steps to eradicate discrimination against LGBT older adults living in government-assisted housing. Read More
posted 07.02.2015
It’s never too soon to start talking about advance care planning. Talking with patients and their loved ones—or even your own family members—and helping them plan for future medical needs is the best way to make sure their wishes will be respected. Read More
posted 06.30.2015
Although research shows that intimacy and companionship relate positively to residents’ sense of independence, help facilitate good physical and mental health functioning and combat loneliness, such settings rarely promote or encourage such relationships between residents.  Read More
posted 06.29.2015
In June 2014, the Obama administration nominated Carolyn W. Colvin to head the Social Security Administration (SSA). She has been serving as Acting Commissioner since February 2013, and, in August 2015, she will be on hand to observe the agency’s 80th anniversary.  Read More
posted 06.15.2015
After multiple missed opportunities for intervention, a community finally responds—and an offender is held accountable. Read More
posted 06.10.2015
Palliative care has become an integral component of high-quality care for seriously ill older adults—Medicare must keep pace with this trend to ensure they receive the best care. Read More

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