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Too Old To Treat: Is Health Care Of Right To Older Persons In Uganda?, Med Ssengooba 2010 American University, Washington College of Law

Too Old To Treat: Is Health Care Of Right To Older Persons In Uganda?, Med Ssengooba

Med Ssengooba

This paper analyses health in the context of older persons/ elderly (words used interchangeably) in Uganda. It offers an insight into health care in Uganda generally and the challenges that older persons experience in accessing health care services. The paper discusses the legal basis upon which older persons can enforce the right to health care in courts of law, and thus it offers a critique of Uganda’s domestic legislation, as well as international instruments to which Uganda is a State Party. The paper finally draws best practices from other jurisdictions as it proposes recommendations on how best Uganda’s ...


Gay And Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning And End-Of-Life Decisionmaking, Nancy J. Knauer 2010 Temple University School of Law

Gay And Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning And End-Of-Life Decisionmaking, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

This Article addresses the three areas of core concern for gay and lesbian elders -- chosen family, financial insecurity, and anti-gay bias in the context of estate planning. The first section provides an overview of the current generation of gay and lesbian elders, including a summary of pre-Stonewall history and existing demographic information. The second section outlines the challenges associated with drafting an estate plan that favors chosen family over next of kin. The third section engages the topic of financial insecurity, discussing various benefits and government programs, such as social security and Medicaid planning. The fourth and final section discusses ...


The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index For New York, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, Wider Opportunities for Women 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index For New York, Gerontology Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Wider Opportunities For Women

Gerontology Institute Publications

This report addresses income adequacy for New York’s older adults using the national WOW-GI National Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index) methodology. The Elder Index benchmarks basic costs of living for elder households and illustrates how costs of living vary geographically and are based on the characteristics of elder households, including household size, home ownership or renter status, and health status. The costs are based on market costs for basic needs of elder households and do not assume any public or private supports.


The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index For New Mexico, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, Wider Opportunities for Women 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index For New Mexico, Gerontology Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Wider Opportunities For Women

Gerontology Institute Publications

This report addresses income adequacy for New Mexico’s older adults using the WOW-GI National Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index) methodology. The Elder Index benchmarks basic costs of living for elder households and illustrates how costs of living vary geographically and are based on the characteristics of elder households, including household size, home ownership or renter status and health status. The costs are based on market costs for basic needs of elder households and do not assume any public or private supports.


The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index For West Virginia, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, Wider Opportunities for Women 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index For West Virginia, Gerontology Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Wider Opportunities For Women

Gerontology Institute Publications

This report addresses income adequacy for West Virginia’s older adults using the WOW-GI national Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index) methodology. The Elder Index benchmarks basic costs of living for elder households and illustrates how costs of living vary geographically and are based on the characteristics of elder households, including household size, home ownership or renter status, and health status. The costs are based on market costs for basic needs of elder households and do not assume any public or private supports.


Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Good Lawyering, You Can Learn From Elder Law, Linda S. Whitton 2010 Valparaiso University

Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Good Lawyering, You Can Learn From Elder Law, Linda S. Whitton

Law Faculty Publications

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Shifting Burdens: Discrimination Law Through The Lens Of Jury Instructions, Catherine T. Struve 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Shifting Burdens: Discrimination Law Through The Lens Of Jury Instructions, Catherine T. Struve

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Lesson Of The Irish Family Pub: The Elder Clinic Path To A More Thoughtful Practice, Katherine C. Pearson 2010 Penn State Dickinson School of Law

The Lesson Of The Irish Family Pub: The Elder Clinic Path To A More Thoughtful Practice, Katherine C. Pearson

Journal Articles

In this article, the Director of the Elder Law Clinic at Pennsylvania State University provides insight into the development of Elder Law as a unique discipline by tracking the history and challenges faced by her program as it approaches ten years of operation. A core focus of the Elder Law clinic, beyond practical experience, is to expose its students to the ethical issues confronted in Elder Law practice. Students in the clinic combine classroom discussions with practical experience representing clients, thereby becoming better prepared for their professional futures, while also gaining appreciation for the special concerns of the elderly client ...


The Accidental Elder Law Professor, A. Kimberley Dayton 2010 Mitchell Hamline School of Law

The Accidental Elder Law Professor, A. Kimberley Dayton

Faculty Scholarship

This Article discusses my somewhat unusual and erratic path to becoming an Elder Law professor. My story, told more or less in chronological order, is a first-person narrative of one woman’s journey to achieve, if not academic renown, then at least personal satisfaction in the realm of the legal academy. It does not aspire to convey ponderous wisdom about the best way to teach Elder Law or the importance of scholarly productivity as a measure of one’s legitimacy. On the contrary, I hope the Article will illustrate that, in the same way the field of Elder Law has ...


La Caja De Pandora: Improving Access To Hospice Care Among Hispanic And African-American Patients, Kathy L. Cerminara, Alina M. Perez 2010 Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

La Caja De Pandora: Improving Access To Hospice Care Among Hispanic And African-American Patients, Kathy L. Cerminara, Alina M. Perez

Faculty Scholarship

Many patients clinging to hope in the form of potentially curative treatment could benefit from hospice services, but, for the most part, it is not until the patient accepts the finality of his or her condition that the physical, psychological and social benefits of hospice care become accessible to the patient and his or her family. Under current Medicare regulations and other health care payers’ policies, patients must abandon the hope of curative treatment before opting for hospice services. As a result, many terminally ill patients access the services late, sometimes a few hours before death. Scholars have proposed that ...


Help Is On The Way: Senior Legal Hotlines Respond To Elder Abuse, Eleanor Crosby Lanier 2010 University of Georgia School of Law

Help Is On The Way: Senior Legal Hotlines Respond To Elder Abuse, Eleanor Crosby Lanier

Scholarly Works

Helplines are an important component of efforts to protect elders from abuse. This article describes the development of the senior legal hotline. After 20 years, these hotlines exist in at least half of the states and provide legal advice and other legal services at no cost to callers. Senior legal hotlines can provide information on financial scams, adult guardianship, advance directives, housing, medical care, and public benefits.


Planning For Alzheimer's Disease With Mental Health Advance Directives, Lisa Ellen Brodoff 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Planning For Alzheimer's Disease With Mental Health Advance Directives, Lisa Ellen Brodoff

Faculty Scholarship

Mental Health Advance Directives (MHAD) have long been used for life planning in the context of debilitating mental conditions such as dementia and schizophrenia. As early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has become increasingly more possible, Professor Brodoff argues in this Article that MHADs can be an extremely effective tool for planning for a future with Alzheimer's disease. Professor Brodoff suggests that all attorneys who assist clients with estate planning create a MHAD, particularly those clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and those with the disease in their families. The MHAD is designed to ...


Integrating Catholic Social Thought In Elder Law And Estate Planning Courses: Reflections On Law, Age And Ethics, Lucia A. Silecchia 2010 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Integrating Catholic Social Thought In Elder Law And Estate Planning Courses: Reflections On Law, Age And Ethics, Lucia A. Silecchia

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

A course in elder law or estate planning encompasses many of the most profound issues that arise in human life: the contemplation of mortality, ambivalent attitudes toward property and its proper distribution, complexities in family relationships, obligations to support loved ones, anticipation of physical or mental challenges, and reflections on one’s desired legacy to loved ones. Although there is much in the Catholic tradition and in the Scriptures themselves that speaks to these questions in an indirect way, this has not often been fully explored because this field may not, on its face, have an obvious connection to religious ...


The Uses And Misuses Of Statistical Proof In Age Discrimination Claims, Thomas Tinkham 2010 William Mitchell College of Law

The Uses And Misuses Of Statistical Proof In Age Discrimination Claims, Thomas Tinkham

Faculty Scholarship

When it comes to statistics, age discrimination is different than other forms of discrimination. In most discrimination cases we can take the protected population and make appropriate adjustments for necessary characteristics like education and compare the results to the other employee groups.

With age discrimination this method does not work. It doesn’t work because the normal patterns of aging and promotion or wage increase distort the statistical result. Employees typically are promoted more quickly and receive the highest percentage wage increases in early years. However, they generally retain those benefits for life. Employees reach a high point in their ...


Gay And Lesbian Elders: History, Law, And Identity Politics In The United States, Nancy J. Knauer 2009 Temple University School of Law

Gay And Lesbian Elders: History, Law, And Identity Politics In The United States, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population. At a time when gay men and lesbians enjoy an unprecedented degree of social acceptance and legal protection, many elders face the daily challenges of aging isolated from family, detached from the larger gay and lesbian community, and ignored by mainstream aging initiatives. Drawing on materials from law, history, and social theory, this book integrates practical proposals for reform with larger issues of sexuality and identity. Beginning with a summary of existing demographic data and offering a historical overview of pre-Stonewall views ...


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