This book is concerned with the fundamental issues of elder respect, how it is practiced and perceived in the broad context of human service settings, and with the resolution of those issues. The writings presented in this book describe the role of elder respect in health, social work, religious, and cultural and ethnic settings. The authors aim for elder respect to be better understood by professionals in human services as well as by those people who care for elderly relatives in the East and the West.
Kyu-taik Sung is a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. Bum Jung Kim is associate director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging in the School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Part 1 Forward Part 2 Contributors Part 3 Preface Part 4 Acknowledgments Part 5 Part I: Respect for Persons Part 6 Respect for Persons as Ends Part 7 Respect and Care: Toward Moral Integration Part 8 Roots of Elder Respect: Ideals and Practices in East Asia Part 9 Part II: Perspectives on Care and Service Part 10 The Principles of the Belmont Report Revisited Part 11 Respectful Treatment Values Inherent in Medical Education Part 12 Respect for Persons: Nursing Ethics Part 13 Respect and Caring: Ethics and Essence of Nursing Part 14 Respecting Ethnic Elders: A Perspective for Care Providers Part 15 Social Workers Demonstrate Respect for Elderly Clients Part 16 Part III: Expressions and Practices Part 17 Elder Respect Among American College Students: Exploration of Behavioral Forms Part 18 How Do I Respect Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: Deference Towards Elderly Men and Women Part 19 Chinese Young Adults and Elder Respect Expressions in Modern Times Part 20 Respect for the Elders in Japan Part 21 Elder Respect Among Young Adults: Exploration of Behavioral Forms in Korea Part 22 Respect Redefined: Focus Group Insights from Singapore Part 23 Part IV: Comparative Study Part 24 Culture: The Conspicuous Missing Link to Understand Ethical and Moral Dimensions of Human Care Part 25 Elder Respect Among Young Adults: A Cross-Cultural Study of Americans and Koreans Part 26 A Longitudinal Analysis of Perceived Respect Among Elders: Changing Perceptions for Some Ethnic Groups Part 27 Respect for the Elderly in Asia: Stability and Change Part 28 Filial Piety in Asian Chinese Communities Part 29 Part V: Religious Perspectives Part 30 Filial Morality in an Aging Society Part 31 Respectful Service and Reverent Obedience: A Jewish View on Making Decisions for Imcompentent Parents Part 32 Repayment for Parents' Kindness: Buddhist Way Part 33 Islamic Teachings and Elder Respect Part 34 Index Part 35 About the Authors