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Dying in Old Age U.S. Practice and Policy

Dying in Old Age U.S. Practice and Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sara M. Moorman
September 15, 2020

Three-quarters of deaths in the U.S. today occur to people over the age of 65, following chronic illness. This new experience of "predictable death" has important consequences for the ways in which societies structure their health care systems, laws, and labor markets. Dying in Old Age: U.S. ...

Rural Health and Aging Research Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications

Rural Health and Aging Research Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications

1st Edition

Wilbert M Gesler, Donna G Rabiner, Gordon H Defriese
April 16, 2019

This book describes a wide-ranging set of research approaches which have been used to study the health care problems of adults living in rural areas. It shows how these approaches can be used to define health care problems, measure levels of illness and health, and evaluate health care practices. ...

Beyond Gender Differences Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective

Beyond Gender Differences Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective

1st Edition

Laurie Russell Hatch
January 30, 2019

Putting gender in a lifespan context, Hatch (sociology, U. of Kentucky) atypically accents the gains as well as losses of aging and sex differences in adaptation overall, to the death of a spouse, and to retirement. From the multifactored theoretical perspectives of symbolic interactionism and polit...

Staying Put Adapting the Places Instead of the People

Staying Put Adapting the Places Instead of the People

1st Edition

Susan Lanspery, Joan Hyde
January 29, 2019

Most existing housing offers a poor fit for older people and people with disabilities, and new construction adds less than 2 per cent to the housing each year. Ninety-nine percent of the housing that will be in use in the year 2000 exists today. The long-needed anthology "Staying Put: Adapting the ...

Lives in Time and Place The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

Lives in Time and Place The Problems and Promises of Developmental Science

1st Edition

R. A. Settersten
December 19, 2018

Time and place are of the greatest significance for scientific inquiry about human lives. As we seek to better understand the nature and rhythm of the life course in modern societies, its effective analysis and explanation simultaneously becomes more pressing and more complicated. This information ...

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations The Art of Caring for Older Adults

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations The Art of Caring for Older Adults

1st Edition

Sara Carmel, Carol A. Morse, Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Hendricks Hendricks
August 14, 2018

The global phenomenon of the aging of societies during a period of outstanding scientific, economic, and technological advancements is a blessing for humanity. These fundamental changes, however, create new needs and problems in all areas of life, often difficult to address. In some countries, the ...

Soul Pain The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life

Soul Pain The Meaning of Suffering in Later Life

1st Edition

Helen K Black
August 14, 2018

This book explores the multifaceted experience of suffering in old age. Older adults suffer from a variety of causes such as illness, loss, and life disappointment, to name a few. Suffering also occurs due to experiences related to one's gender, ethnic background, and religion. Although ...

The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges

The Gerontological Prism: Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges Developing Interdisciplinary Bridges

1st Edition

Jeffrey Michael Clair, Richard Allman
August 14, 2018

"The Gerontological Prism" promotes disciplinary cooperation in aging research and practice. To some extent, each chapter explores a unified objective, that of generating a disciplinary-blind gerontology. The fundamental assumption throughout this book is that the aging individual and society can ...

Invitation to the Life Course Towards new understandings of later life

Invitation to the Life Course Towards new understandings of later life

1st Edition

Richard Settersten
March 29, 2017

Invitation to the Life Course: Toward New Understandings of Later Life discusses in depth the challenges of age, time, and social contexts for the study of aging and later life. Understanding aging (as a process) and later life (as a period) must be accompanied by serious attention to the life ...

Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations Understanding Networks of Care

Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations Understanding Networks of Care

1st Edition

Janet M. Wilmoth, Merril D. Silverstein
June 16, 2017

Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations offers current, multidisciplinary perspectives on social support and service provision to older Americans. The chapters trace how our understanding of social support among older adults has developed over the past&...

Aging, Globalization and Inequality The New Critical Gerontology

Aging, Globalization and Inequality The New Critical Gerontology

1st Edition

Jan Baars, Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson, Alan Walker
December 07, 2016

This book is a major reassessment of work in the field of critical gerontology, providing a comprehensive survey of issues by a team of contributors drawn from Europe and North America. The book focuses on the variety of ways in which age and ageing are socially constructed, and the extent to which...

Aging Public Policy Bonding the Generations

Aging Public Policy Bonding the Generations

2nd Edition

Theodore H. Hoff, Richard W. Park
June 15, 1999

"Aging Public Policy: Bonding the Generations" is presented in three parts. Part One describes the policy process as a response to human needs through the laws of our country. Part Two explores the national policy development on behalf of older persons. Part Three describes the major public ...

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