Focuses on the historical and cross-cultural, physiological, psychological, sociological, economic and political aspects of aging. Retirement patterns, living environments, chronic disease and the role of health care professionals will be explored.
- Discuss problems, public perceptions, and stereotypes of older Americans.
- Discuss theoretical perspectives on aging.
- Analyze cross-cultural perspectives on aging.
- Interpret data related to the elderly.
- Identify changes in physical, physiological and psychological functioning and relate to health care issues.
- Discuss the major diseases that affect the older adult.
- Discuss family patterns in later life.
- Compare and contrast work, leisure, and retirement patterns of individuals.
- Compare and contrast living environments in later life.
- Discuss death and dying in today’s society.
- Discuss exploitation of the elderly.
- Discuss the politics of aging.
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