Health, well-being and older people
- Jan Reed, David Stanley, Charlotte Clarke
- Paperback, 208 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 31 Mar 2004
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
"... should guide both academics and practitioners into ways of translating theory into more practical approaches to working with older people. This book is a very valuable read."
Ageing & Society
"This is what is clearly needed: a bridge between people's experiences and thoughts across the multiple divides of services, policy and life's practicalities and unforseen changes ... a highly readable text."
"The holistic view of ageing, health and social care advocated in this book is increasingly important given the interdisciplinarity of policy and practice in these fields. The book will have a wide appeal to academics and students as well as to those who work with older people."
Judith Phillips, School of Social Relations, Keele University
About This Book
In an ageing society, the health and well-being of older people has become a primary focus of concern for government, policy makers and practitioners. With moves towards greater integration of health and social care services, there is a need for improved understanding of the importance and benefits of a person-centred, holistic approach to work in these fields. This accessible text, the produce of a collaborative venture between older people's groups and academics, provides students, academics and practitioners across a wide range of health and social care professions, including, nursing, social work, social care and gerontology, with a guide to understanding the value of this approach.
Author BiographyJan Reed and David Stanley are Directors of the Centre for Care of Older People, Northumbria University. Charlotte Clarke is Professor of Nursing Practice Development Research, School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University.
Introduction: The knowledge basis for working with older people
Ideas and models of growing older
Attitudes and images
The body growing older
The lived environment
Memory: self, relationship and society
Older people, sexuality and intimacy
Living in families and communities
Money and financial resources in later life
Safety and risk
Service, satisfaction and service-user involvement
Issues for discussion and practice.
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