Aging: Culture, Health, and Social Change

  • David N. Weisstub
  • David C. Thomasma
  • Serge Gauthier
  • George F. Tomossy

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Paradigms

    1. Patricia M. Thane
      Pages 1-14
    2. George J. Agich
      Pages 15-28
    3. John Mccallum
      Pages 29-42
  3. Social Responses

    1. Terry Carney
      Pages 43-64
    2. Marshall B. Kapp
      Pages 83-100
    3. Linda S. Whitton
      Pages 101-117
    4. Nicole Delpérée
      Pages 119-144
    5. Martha Peláez, Alexandre Kalache
      Pages 145-159
  4. Cultural Dimensions

    1. Peter H. Stephenson
      Pages 161-173
    2. Anne Leonora Blaakilde
      Pages 175-189
    3. Cherry Russell, Denise Touchard, Hal Kendig, Susan Quine
      Pages 191-215
  5. Reflections

    1. George B. Palermo
      Pages 217-230
    2. Renzo Pegoraro
      Pages 231-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-255

About this book


Culture, Health, and Social Change is the first of three volumes on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines contest some of the predominant paradigms on aging, and critically assess modern trends in social health policy. How we approach and understand "aging" will have indelible effects on existing and future elder citizens. Acknowledging the cultural variances that exist in the human experience of aging is therefore of vital importance in order to respond to individual needs in a manner that is not paternalistic, discriminatory, or exclusionary.


Ethics Health and human rights bioethics death health human rights

Editors and affiliations

  • David N. Weisstub
    • 1
  • David C. Thomasma
    • 2
  • Serge Gauthier
    • 3
  • George F. Tomossy
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculté de MédicineUniversité de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health PolicyLoyola University of Chicago Medical CenterUSA
  3. 3.Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Centre for Studies on Aging, Faculty of MedicineMcGill UnivesityCanada
  4. 4.Faculty of LawUniversity of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5896-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0677-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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