Time for geriatric jurisprudence

Israel Doron, Helen Meenan

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Abstract

Geriatrics and law may not be natural bedfellows. Moreover, law and lawyers were not part of the professions that were the 'founding fathers' of the field of geriatrics. In this short viewpoint we invite the readers to consider a new inter-disciplinary research approach that attempts to combine jurisprudence with geriatrics. Geriatric jurisprudence is a special and timely opportunity for doctors and lawyers to come together in a new, different and more united way to jointly conceptualize a medico-legal theory of aging to better serve our shared community: older and aging persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalGerontology
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Elder law
  • Geriatric jurisprudence
  • Jurisprudential gerontology
  • Law
  • Law and aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Aging

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