Current social policy recognises that older people should be treated as experts in their own lives and be actively involved in their care. This book explores what can be learned from older people's experiences of managing ageing. Direct connections are made between the everyday experiences and perspectives of older people, related research and theoretical perspectives. This yields an engaging and informative analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and what this means for policy and practice directed at promoting older people's wellbeing.
The book will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate students in health and social care and practitioners in these fields.
Denise Tanner is a lecturer in social work at the University of Birmingham. She is a registered social worker with an extensive practice background in social work with adults and also has many years' experience as a lecturer and researcher. Her particular interests include service user and carer involvement in social work education and research.
Introduction; Starting from lives; Setting the scene; Keeping going; Staying me; The slippery slope; Sustaining the self; Destinations and directions.