Ageing and Later Life (Published in Association with the Open University)

Ageing and Later Life (Published in Association with the Open University)

By: Julia Johnson (editor), Robert Slater (editor)Paperback

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Ageing and Later Life reflects the diverse nature of the subject by taking a multidisciplinary approach including literary, historical, sociological, policy, psychological, philosophical and clinical perspectives. This lively and informative book features essays by major authors in the field and includes discussions of: cultural aspects of self-image and identity; current concerns relating to health and well-being; the reality of power and control in the care of older people; concepts and values which shape our understanding of ageing; issues of policy and politics; and historical perspectives on ageing and possibilities for the future. Ageing and Later Life is a set book for The Open University course K256 An Ageing Society.

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Introduction PART ONE: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS Look Me In the Eye - Barbara MacDonald Coming Out of the Age Closet - Maxine Myers The Ageing of Mary Berenson - Bill Bytheway Home From Home? - Evan Marsh Mrs Hatter - Janet Ford and Ruth Sinclair Mr and Mrs Cosgrove - Jeremy Seabrook Epilogue to - Agatha Christie An Autobiography PART TWO: IMAGES AND IDENTITY Old Age in Crime Fiction - Mike Hepworth A Cream Cracker Under the Settee - Alan Bennett Have the Men Had Enough? - Margaret Forster The Photographic Image - Kathleen Woodward Ageing with a Disability - Gerry Zarb Ageing and Cultural Stereotypes of Older Women - Jay Ginn and Sara Arber Ageing and Ethnicity - Ken Blakemore PART THREE: ILL-HEALTH AND WELL-BEING The Health of Older Asians - Liam Donaldson and Marie Johnson Osteoporosis in Women - Jean Shapiro Depression in Later Life - Elaine Murphy Frames of Reference for an Understanding of Dementia - Tom Kitwood Love, Sex and Aging - Edward M Brecher Age Discrimination in Health Care - Melanie Henwood PART FOUR: INTERVENTION AND THERAPY Does Group Living Work? - Julia Johnson A Holistic Approach in the Ward - Helen Passant Elderly People, Their Medicines and Their Doctors - Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin Assessing Risk - Alison Norman Vulnerable to Abuse - Olive Stevenson Baffle Locks - Grainne Sheridan In Whose Best Interest? Freedom to Wander - Peter Blackburn PART FIVE: POWER AND CONTROL Obstacles to the Development of User-Centred Services - Tim Booth Rest Assured - Leonie Kellaher and Sheila Peace New Moves in Quality Assurance for Residential Care A Powerhouse for Change - Phyllida Parsloe and Olive Stevenson Empowering Users Approaches to Advocacy - Chris Phillipson The Pensioners' Movement - Andrew Blaikie Federation, Consolidation, Fragmentation, 1938-48 On Being a Woman in the Pensioners' Movement - Zelda Curtis PART SIX: CONCEPTS AND VALUES Ageism - Julia Johnson and Bill Bytheway Concept and Definition 'Us' and 'Them'? Feminist Research, Community Care and Disability - Jenny Morris Philosophical Perspectives on Quality of Life - Andrew Sixsmith Religion and Aging - David O Moberg Gerontological Approaches to Quality of Life - Beverley Hughes Measuring Quality of Life - Michael Bury and Anthea Holme PART SEVEN: POLICY AND POLITICS Ideology and the Private Sector of Welfare - Roy Parker Housing and Community Care - Robin Means Workers versus Pensioners - Paul Johnson, Christoph Conrad and David Thompson The New Prospects for Retirement - Michael Young and Tom Schuller Older People in Europe - Alan Walker and Jens Alber Social and Economic Policies PART EIGHT: PASTS Born 1898 - Mark Abrams A Brief Group Biography Oral History as a Social Movement - Joanna Bornat Reminiscence and Older People History of Migration to the United Kingdom - John Young and James George Glimpses of a Lost History - Paul Thompson Social Services for Elderly People - Robin Means From Beveridge to Thatcher The Historical Development of Geriatric Medicine as a Specialty - Helen Evers History of Old Age in Western Culture and Society - George Minois PART NINE: FUTURES The Politics of Age - Russell A Ward Ageing in Developing Countries - Alex Kalache Has it Got Anything to Do with Us? Paths for Future Population Ageing - Jill Grigsby Can We Survive the World Revolution? - Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/12/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780803989665
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780803989665
  • weight: 649
  • ISBN10: 0803989660

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