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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Policy to Protect the Rights of Older Adults

Policy to Protect the Rights of Older Adults

(p.923) 86 Policy to Protect the Rights of Older Adults
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Joan Davitt

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on select policies that protect the rights of older adults in relation to many of the above objectives. It begins by discussing those policies that prohibit employment discrimination due to age. It also addresses various policies that indirectly promote the civil rights of older adults by making discrimination based on disability illegal. In addition, the chapter addresses grandparents' rights, the patient's bill of rights, and the right to be free from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Keywords:   elderly, employment discrimination, civil rights, social work practice, grandparents' rights, bill of rights

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