by Elaina Osterbur
HQ 1061 A56 2015 ED-61715
Edition: 28th ed.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : McGraw-Hill Education Create, 
Summary: This volume represent the field of gerontology in that it is interdisciplinary I its approach, including articles from the biological sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology, and social work. The articles are taken from the popular press, government publication, and scientific journals. They represent a wide cross-section of author’s perspectives and issues related to the aging process. They were chosen because they address the most relevant and current problems in the field of aging and present divergent views on the appropriate solutions to these problems. The topics covered include demographic trends; the aging process; the quality of later life; social attitudes toward old age; problems and potentials of aging; retirement; death; living environments in later life; and social policies, programs, and services for older Americans. The articles are organized into an anthology issued for both student and the teacher. Learning Outcomes outline the key concepts that students should focus on as they read the material. Critical thinking questions allow student to test their understanding of the key concepts and a list of recommended Internet References guides them to the best sources of additional information on a topic. – Preface
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