International Law and Policy of Human Welfare

International Law and Policy of Human Welfare
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  • ISBN-13: 9789028608085
  • ISBN: 9028608087
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International


Morris, G. L., Macdonald, Ronald St J.


Although the legal problems of the elderly are as old as humankind, they have taken on current prominence for another reason: lifespan has increased markedly in recent years. Persons who would, given their age, have been the elders of the past & would have been expected to be focused on their imminent death are now, as a group, robust & well. They have better survived the ravages of time than have the plans fashioned when life expectancy was much lower. Questions concerning social status, expectations of living standards, general assistance & medical care all have become far more important & considerably more difficult. As life has become longer, & death more controllable, the issue of a person's right to choose death over diminished quality of life has also become far more complicated. This interesting book provides the reader with a selection of perspectives from scholars in different parts of the world on various branches of 'elderlaw'. Questions of social obligations to elders & elders'rights & duties are addressed as they arise in the United States, Japan, Greece, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, & England. The compilation does not attempt to map out the field nor to make country-by-country comparisons of the issues discussed. Rather, it shows some commonality of concerns & in the identification of problems & proposals for their solution.Morris, G. L. is the author of 'International Law and Policy of Human Welfare' with ISBN 9789028608085 and ISBN 9028608087.

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