HSAD 305 Aging & the Law 3.0 Credits
Obtaining adequate health care is a critical issue for many older adults; providing it is a significant societal challenge. Our society, as many others, has developed legislative and other social policies to address the increased frailty, both physical and/or cognitive, and the corresponding needs which accompany age. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how legal institutions (legislatures and courts) have responded to these needs for the ostensible protection of older adults. The instruments that these legal institutions have developed will be examined as their purposes, effectiveness, desirability, costs (economic and otherwise), and possible alternatives will be evaluated.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit