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Nasty, Brutish, and Long : Adventures in Eldercare (Paperback)

Author: Rosofsky, Ira

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Read Ira Rosofsky's posts on the Penguin Blog

A candid, humane, and improbably humorous look at the world of eldercare

In nursing homes across the country, members of the Greatest Generation are living out their last days. Life is a succession of pokes and prods, medications, TV, bingo, and, possibly, talking to Ira Rosofsky. With a compassionate eye but mordant wit, Rosofsky, a psychologist charged with gauging the mental health of his elders, reveals a culture based not in the empathy of caretaking, but rather in the coolly detached bureaucracy of Medicare and Medicaid.

A portrayal of what is increasingly becoming the last slice of life for many, Nasty, Brutish, and Long is also a baby boomer's poignant meditation on mortality, a reflection on his caregiving for his parents' final days, and an examination of the choices that we, as a society, have made about health care for the elderly who are no longer of sound mind and body.

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Publisher Avery Pub Group
Mfg Part# 9781583333778
SKU 211540810
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1583333770
Release Date 3/2/2010
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Number of Pages 0214
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