NAELA Journal Volume 4 Issue 2

Ethical Issues in Representing Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
By Stuart D. Zimring, Esq.
The practice of Elder Law involves a holistic approach in which the attorney focuses on the needs of the client as a whole, rather than a particular area of the law, such as tax or contracts.

Stories from the Grey Zone: Implications of Change in Advocating for Frail, Elderly and Dependent Clients

By Miriam Piven Cotler, PhD
This article is based on the Clifton Kruse Ethics Lecture delivered November 2007 at the NAELA Institute held in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Incoherent Right to Die
By Jonathan Lasken
Extreme pain causes "betrayal" of the self, and those things important to the self, as the psychological and linguistic constructions that make up our world lose their meaning.

Social Security Reform: Keeping Elderly Women Out of Poverty
By Julia J. DiPasquale
Prior to the enactment of Social Security, many workers reaching the end of their working years feared the possibility of entering the "poorhouse," and so maintained their jobs as long as they were physically able to perform.

The Government's Cap on Dying: Why Is the Medicare Hospice Benefit Cap Being Exceeded and How Should This Problem Be Addressed?
By Marc Adler
There is a quietly exploding trend that will likely change the way you or your loved ones are cared for before death.

How to Protect Aged Injury Victims: Implications for Trial Lawyers
By Jason D. Lazarus, Esq.
Suffering a personal physical injury can create difficult challenges both financially and emotionally for even the strongest among us.

My Client Is Confused; Is It Dementia? Can It Be Abated?
By H. Amos Goodall, Jr., CELA
Alcohol use, notes the New England Journal of Medicine, annually causes 100,000 deaths and an economic cost of $100 billion in the United States.

Fall 2008

 

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