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  • Advance Care Planning: Communicating About Matters of Life and Death

    By Leah Rogne

    Our Price: $69.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826110213
    • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    • Published: July 2013
    Rogne (sociology, Minnesota State U., Mankato) and McCune, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Antioch U. Seattle who has served as a hospice volunteer and employee, bring together palliative care physicians, nurses, social workers, grief counselors, educators, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and medical ethicists from the US, Canada, and Europe for 21 chapters meant to help facilitate communication and decision-making between individuals and professionals about medical care at the end of life. They consider the current state of advance care planning and paths toward a more effective approach to death education and end-of-life care, discussing the history of advanced directives and their use in end-of-life planning and care; current challenges, including resistance to talking about death and dying, legal and ethical issues, the problem of overtreatment, and cultural and spiritual considerations; methods and practices to facilitate conversations, including an interdisciplinary relational model of care, considerations for talking to older adults, using stories and mobiles, and writing one's own advanced directive; specific initiatives; and the kind of ethical view, leadership philosophy, and community development orientation needed to undertake the cultural transformation necessary for a new way to deal with death, dying, loss, and care. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Social Insurance and Social Justice: Social Security, Medicare, and the Campaign Against Entitlements

    By Leah Rogne

    Our Price: $89.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826116147
    • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    • Published: March 2009
    "[W]e must tell the story of how social insurance programs have assured basic economic and health security for millions of Americans .This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about these goals."-From the Foreword by Barbara KennellyPresident and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and MedicareThis politically charged, provocative text serves as an introduction to social insurance programs, examining all aspects of these hotly debated policies. The editors cover cutting-edge topics, including Social Security and privatization, universal health insurance, and how America's changing demographics will impact social security in the years to come.Five key sections cover the critical topics: Social Insurance: History, Politics, and Prospects examines the foundational social insurance principles upon which Social Security, Medicare, and other programs are basedWhat's at Stake identifies the risks posed to women, minorities, and the elderly if they could no longer depend on social insurance programsThe Ongoing Debates on Social Insurance discusses public opinions of social insurance programs, and responds to arguments supporting privatizationCritical Perspectives on Social Insurance Reform presents international experiences and policy trends, and analyzes reform movements from a social justice perspectiveTeaching Social Insurance: Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice presents pedagogical strategies to help students understand, influence, and engage in an informed debate about social policy

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