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Ethics Education in Gerontology and Geriatrics


Where an institution educating health and human services professionals has not yet added someone with such an academic background to its faculty, borrowing persons with the requisite expertise and experience from neighboring academic programs in the humanities and social sciences should be explored.\n The assignment of appropriate-that is, ethically and legally accurate and sufficiently sophisticated but without undue reliance on obtuse philosophical and legal jargonreadings from prominent journals such as the New England Journal oj Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals oj Internal Medicine, and Archives oj Internal Medicine, and respected newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal will be perceived as more relevant and more comprehensible by health care, human services, and business students, and thus will serve a more valuable role in their education, than would be the case with ethical materials intended for philosophers or legal materials written by attorneys for their professional colleagues.

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									CHAPTER 5

        Ethics Education in Gerontology
        and Geriatrics

        Marshall B. Kapp

Caring for older persons is a significant part of current professional life for
providers of health care, human, and business services in the United States.
The older individual living in a complex modern society often confronts an

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