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Table Of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: The Science and Ethics of Aging Well
Part I: Autonomy and End-of-Life Decisions
1. The Legal Aspects of End-Of-Life Decision Making
2. Assessing Compentency to Make Medical Decisions at the End of Life: Clinician and Patient Issues
3. The Ethics of Long-Term Care: Recasting the Policy Discourse
4. Religiosity and Spirituality at the End of Life: Challenges and Opportunities
Part II: The Future of Family Responsibility
5. The Family and the Future: Challenges, Prospects, and Resilience
6. Long-Term Care, Feminism, and an Ethics of Solidarity
7. Aging, Generational Opposition, and the Future of the Family
Part III: Policies and Politics of Genrational Responsibility
8. Minority Elders in the United States: Implications for Public Policy
9. Allocating Resources for Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
10. Transforming Age-Based Policies to Meet Fluid Life-Course Needs
11. The Political Paradoxes of Thinking outside the Life-Cycle Boxes
12. Is Responsibility across Generations Politically Feasible?
Part IV: Health and Wealth: Whose Responsibility?
13. Social Security Reform and Responsibility across the Generations: Framing the Debate
14. Setting the Agenda for Social Security Reform
15. A Summary of Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach
16. Assessing the Returns from the New Medicare Drug Benefit
17. Prescription Drugs and Elders in the Twenty-first Century