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Aging, Autonomy, and the Value of Life

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Author: Klinefelter, D. S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1984


An analysis of moral, religious & social issues relevant to being old in the U.S. during the last decades of the twentieth century. Specifically, some ethical & religious dimensions of the relations of freedom & dependence, sickness & health, & meaning & value are explored in the geriatric context. Are there positive alternatives to prevailing images of aging as illness, disease, or decline? Is "dependence with dignity" a realistic possibility for many elderly people? On the basis of both Western & non-Western moral & religious traditions, these questions are answered with a qualified, but insistent, "Yes."

Further Details

Full Title: Journal of Applied Gerontology
Pages: 7-19
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 15.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 07/08/2013
Keywords: North AmericaolderSocial change
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