Numer 12/2016

Temat numeru: Starość, antropotechnika, seminarium Mity ponowoczesnej Europy

OD REDAKCJI (12)

SPIS TREŚCI (12)

Artykuły

OTĘPIENIE A OŚWIADCZENIA WOLI PACJENTA PRO FUTURO – WYBRANE ZAGADNIENIA
Patrycja Zurzycka
SYTUACJA SPOŁECZNA I ZDROWOTNA STARSZYCH KOBIET W POLSCE W ŚWIETLE DOTYCHCZASOWYCH BADAŃ – ZARYS PROBLEMATYKI
Elżbieta Kościńska
WIELOFUNKCYJNA STRUKTURA ORGANIZACYJNA DOMU POMOCY SPOŁECZNEJ I JEGO SIEĆ RELACJI WZAJEMNYCH – ZARYS PROBLEMATYKI
Adrian Biela
WYCZYNOWA I AMATORSKA AKTYWNOŚĆ SPORTOWA SENIORÓW JAKO PRZEJAW NOWEGO STYLU ŻYCIA NA EMERYTURZE
Adrian Biela
HOMO IMMUNOLOGICUS – ETYCZNE IMPLIKACJE ANTROPOTECHNIKI
Monika Bakalarz

Seminarium

DYSKUSJA Z SEMINARIUM MITY PONOWOCZESNEJ EUROPY – UNIWERSALNE, TRADYCYJNE WARTOŚCI W PONOWOCZESNOŚCI – KRYZYS CZY ZMIANA?
Grażyna Lubowicka
DYSKUSJA Z SEMINARIUM MITY PONOWOCZESNEJ EUROPY – BYĆ SZCZĘŚLIWYM SINGLEM W PONOWOCZESNOŚCI
Edyta Buszko
DYSKUSJA Z SEMINARIUM MITY PONOWOCZESNEJ EUROPY – MANIFEST GENDER – WSPÓŁCZESNE NURTY FEMINIZMU
Maciej Grzywniak
DYSKUSJA Z SEMINARIUM MITY PONOWOCZESNEJ EUROPY – POSZUKIWANIE TOŻSAMOŚCI WŚRÓD WSPÓŁCZESNEJ MŁODZIEŻY
Małgorzata Biesaga
DYSKUSJA Z SEMINARIUM MITY PONOWOCZESNEJ EUROPY – POSTRZEGANIE PRAWA NATURALNEGO W SPOŁECZEŃSTWIE PONOWOCZESNYM
Anna Głaz
DYSKUSJA Z SEMINARIUM MITY PONOWOCZESNEJ EUROPY – WSPÓLNOTA NIEDOKOŃCZONA. O PONOWOCZESNYM PROJEKCIE BYCIA RAZEM
Konrad Rejman

Recenzje

CZY ZMIANY KLIMATU OBUDZĄ NAS Z DRZEMKI, KTÓREJ NA IMIĘ BIZNES?, RECENZJA KSIĄŻKI NAOMI KLEIN, TO ZMIENIA WSZYSTKO. KAPITALIZM KONTRA KLIMAT
Hanna Schudy
TRUDNO BYĆ ASEM, CZYLI O PROBLEMACH OSÓB Z ZA
Tomasz Kasza

Scenariusze zajęć

 ETYKA POSTĘPOWANIA WOBEC ZWIERZĄT
Aleksandra Węgrecka
DYLEMATY MORALNE ZWIĄZANE Z POMAGANIEM INNYM
Aleksandra Węgrecka

Number 12/2016

Issue Topic: The elderly, anthropotechnics and the seminar

List of abstracts

Dementia and patients’ advance directives: Selected issues by Patrycja Zurzycka

Dementia disorders, which are a growing problem among today’s aging population, influence the affected patients’ ability to make decisions.

The varied and unpredictable course of dementia makes it impossible to state with any certainty when and to what extent the patients’ autonomy and competence will be diminished.

Patients’ advance directives allow them to extend their will to the point in the future when their current decision-making capacity is no longer viable. These directives are an important component of an overall plan of care, but respecting their contents may raise dilemmas arising from inconsistencies between the previously expressed wishes and more recent directives made by patients with a limited ability to take independent decisions.

The aim of this study is to discuss selected issues related to the functioning of patients’ advance directives in the case of people suffering from dementia.

The social and health situation of elderly women in light of the research to date: An outline of the issues by Elżbieta Kościńska

This article discusses the social and health problems of elderly women in light of the research to date. The author attempts to highlight the problems of these women within the context of elderly male problems and the social settings of the city and countryside. The beginning of the article includes an explanation of the concepts of old age and aging. The author continues by describing the demographic situation of Poland in contrast to other European countries and by focusing on such phenomena as the feminization and singularization of old age. The main body of the article includes a discussion of such selected problems of elderly women as health, economic and nursing issues and violence against older women.

The multi-functional organizational structure of the nursing home and its network of mutual relations: An outline of the issues by Adrian Biela

The demographic situation in Poland and throughout the world compels the representatives of the social sciences and humanities to take a greater interest in the issue of older people living in the post-modern world. This age group demonstrates increasing readiness to participate in social and civic life. What is crucial here is skilled support and education on the aging process and old age. This education must reach not only the beneficiaries of such assistance but also their social environment. Nursing homes should promote a person’s natural (internal) resources. The key task now is integration through seniors’ own participation and engagement. The network of mutual relations in a nursing home and a range of treatment initiatives are the keys to residents’ personal development.

Competitive sports and amateur sports activity by seniors as a sign of a new lifestyle in retirement by Adrian Biela

Sports allow the elderly to add life to their years, accept themselves, accept their position in society as well as restore and improve their bodies’ performance. Some individuals, however, tend to avoid this, in defiance of the stage of life in which they find themselves. As the old Polish proverb states, “A healthy mind in a healthy body”, so seniors should participate in activities that stimulate their bodies to exercise better control over their minds.

Senior citizens who actively participate in sports represent a new lifestyle in retirement, which can be described as multi sports activity. This is marked by self-acceptance while developing their physical fitness, regular activity, discipline, a responsible approach to the body (health), the need for social contact with others like themselves (e.g. through participation in sports events), consistently overcoming the barriers of social consciousness, maintaining a proactive approach in other areas of life (not just sports, but everyday life as well), kindness, joy, optimism and inexhaustible energy reserves and mutual kindness (a lack of unhealthy competition).

Homo immunologicus: The ethical implications of anthropotechnics by Monika Bakalarz

This article presents and analyzes the concept of anthropotechnics in the philosophy of Peter Sloterdijk, enabling the author to develop his own theory of culture. This concept of culture represents a view of symbolic systems as anthropotechnical tools that influence and aim to shape a human being. The article identifies the theory of culture appearing in Sloterdijk’s work based on the genetic method, which is grounded in the concept of anthropotechnics. At the same time, the work focuses on the study of the ethical implications of anthropotechnics appearing in two fields distinguished in the article: objective and subjective. This paper represents a contribution to the study of the origin of humanity. It reveals the controversial nature of Sloterdijk’s theory, which is led by the ideal of a perfectionistic attitude towards life along with the paradoxes (outlined in the work) resulting from this ideal in real-life practice. The final part of the article includes a discussion of Sloterdijk’s philosophical theses and distills the thinker’s ethical stance.