By Kate Woodthorpe, Liam Foster
The examine of demise has the ability to collect a variety of coverage parts. but demise is usually missed inside coverage debates within the united kingdom and past, and inside of gerontology. Bringing jointly a number students engaged in coverage linked to dying, this assortment offers a holistic account of ways demise components in social coverage. inside of this, concerns lined comprise inheritance, palliative care, euthanasia, funeral expenditures, bereavement help, marginalised deaths and disposal practices. on the center of the ebook, the amount recognises that the problems pointed out tend to accentuate and extend over the following 20 years, as dying premiums proceed to rise.
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65). On the particular issue of choice and control, she cites evidence which suggests some older people prioritise ﬁnalising ﬁnancial affairs or receiving effective pain control over having choice. Another key ﬁnding emerging from her work is that older people’s preferences are inﬂuenced by their experiences of health and social care in the period leading up to the end of life. Thus, the practical integration of health and social care with the conceptual integration of dying within a life course perspective (see Nicholson and Hockley, 2011, discussed above) are important issues to prioritise in policy and should not be overshadowed by rhetoric about choice being the primary way to improve care.
Foster, L. (2010) ‘Towards a new political economy of pensions? The implications for women’, Critical Social Policy, 30(1), 27–47. , Deliens, L. and Higginson, I. (2011) ‘International trends in circumstances of death and dying amongst older people’, in M. Gott and C. Ingleton (eds) Living with Ageing and Dying (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 3–18. Gott, M. and Ingleton, C. (2011) ‘Introduction’, in M. Gott and C. Ingleton (eds) Living with Ageing and Dying (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp.
Moreover, possibilities for challenging ageism within medicine are likely to be affected by what appear to be serious short-comings in the teaching of geriatric medicine to current undergraduate students. Oakley et al. (2014) argue that for future doctors to be able to care appropriately for the ageing population, medical schools must implement curriculums which encourage compassion and challenge negative views of older people by offering insights into the ageing experience and focusing on geriatric medicine in far more depth.
Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times by Kate Woodthorpe, Liam Foster