Seniors and Squalor: Competency, Autonomy, and the Mistake of Forced Intervention

by Lisa Johnson
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Publication Date: September 28, 2018

ISBN: 9781440854002

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This book will help readers to better understand and address a strange social phenomenon: the apparent choice by some seniors to live in squalor.

• Incorporates the latest research concerning laws and medical classifications

• Offers the first in-depth treatment of legal and political theory questions underlying the issue of self-neglect by senior citizens

• Includes policy approaches crafted to address the issue at a societal level

• Raises ethical questions based in the role of government in solving social problems