Dr. Harry (Rick) Moody, Director of Academic Affairs at AARP, to present at a CACL breakfast and luncheon on May 16th
Harry R. Moody is currently the Director of Academic Affairs for AARP. A graduate of Yale (1967) and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University (1973), Rick taught philosophy at Columbia, Hunter College, New York University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 1999 to 2001 he served as National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Faith in Action and, from 1992 to 1999, was Executive Director of the Brookdale Center at Hunter College. Before working at Hunter, he served as Administrator of Continuing Education Programs for the Citicorp Foundation and later as Co-Director of the National Aging Policy Center of the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC. Dr Moody is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a number of books.
Positive Aging: Promise & Policy
In this morning workshop, Dr. Moody discussed the changing perspective on aging and retirement. He encouraged participants to put energy into changing the message of aging and shift the paradigm toward one that helps people re-imagine positively what it means to age.
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Ethical Dilemmas in Work with Older People
This workshop provided an intensive overview of the major ethical issues in health and social services for older adults. Issues considered included: autonomy and mental capacity; end of life decision making; cross-cultural ethnic differences; adult protective services; and long-term care placement. Participants were encouraged to consider the perspectives of law and philosophical ethics balanced by family dynamics, organizational interest, communication barriers, and inter-professional dialogue. The workshop made use of videotaped role plays and detailed analysisof case studies to teach pragmatic methods of resolving ethical dilemmas in practice.
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