Aging: Culture, Health, and Social Change

Author: David N. Weisstub,David C. Thomasma,S. Gauthier,G.F. Tomossy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401706778

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9585

This is the first of three volumes on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines contest some of the predominant paradigms on aging, and critically assess modern trends in social health policy.
Posted in Medical

Longevity and Social Change in Australia

Author: Allan Borowski,Sol Encel,Elizabeth Ozanne

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868408897

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 7097

Covers a wide range of issues, including health, retirement incomes, aged care, family relations, employment, housing, and town planning; special attention is given to the particular structural disadvantages affecting women, Aboriginal Australians, and ethnic minorities.
Posted in History

Pro-Age oder Anti-Aging?

Altern im Fokus der modernen Medizin

Author: Silke Schicktanz,Mark Schweda

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359339510X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 377

View: 9110

Der Einfluss der Medizin darauf, wie wir das Alter sehen und damit umgehen, wird immer größer. Medizinische Theorien und Behandlungen prägen das Selbstverständnis und die Erwartungen älterer Menschen. In diesem Band diskutieren Autorinnen und Autoren aus Sicht von Ethik und Philosophie, Sozial- und Geschichtswissenschaft, Medizin, Psychologie, Recht und Theologie die Folgen dieser Entwicklung. Die Themen reichen vom Umgang mit Demenz über die medizinische Versorgung am Lebensende und die gerechte Verteilung von Ressourcen in alternden Gesellschaften bis zur Kontroverse um die Anti-Aging-Medizin. In allen diesen Bereichen zeigt sich: Die moderne Medizin beeinflusst nicht nur, wie alt wir werden – sie bestimmt vor allem, auf welche Weise wir alt werden.
Posted in Philosophy

Moral – Gnade – Tugend – Recht

Ethische und rechtliche Blicke zur Reformation

Author: Mathias Lindenau,Daniel Schmid Holz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658206225

Category: Philosophy

Page: 99

View: 4149

In diesem Band werden ethische und rechtliche Bezüge zur Reformation thematisiert und es wird prägnant auf ihre Bedeutung für die heutige Zeit verwiesen. Die Reformation war seit ihrem Beginn mit ethischen und rechtlichen Problemstellungen konfrontiert. Als Bestandteil eines vielschichtigen Wechselspiels unterschiedlicher gesellschaftspolitischer Kräfte konnte sie sich solch normativen Fragestellungen nicht entziehen. So wurde die Reformation mitprägend bei der umfassenden Entwicklung einer demokratischen Gesellschaft und wirkte weit über die eigentliche Reformationszeit hinaus.
Posted in Philosophy

Public Health and Aging

Author: Tom Hickey

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801855597

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 8957

"The strength of this book lies in the wisdom and stature of its authors. Included are contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and respected figures in the fields of public health and aging services." -- Contemporary Gerontology
Posted in Family & Relationships

Contesting Aging and Loss

Author: Janice Graham,Peter Stephenson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604107

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 666

Disease and death are a part of life, but so too is being well. The lively voices found in this book are not shy about stating the ways in which the widely held notion that they are in decline has been a far larger problem than many other features of their lives. For students, scholars, and policy makers, the message is to attend to these voices, and to design and build better programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout the life course.
Posted in Social Science

Aging: Caring for Our Elders

Author: David N. Weisstub,David C. Thomasma,S. Gauthier,G.F. Tomossy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401706751

Category: Medical

Page: 244

View: 4524

Positive conceptions of ‘healthy aging’ are rightly displacing negative ageist perceptions of older members of our society. Nevertheless, at some stage, most elderly citizens will require some form of assistance from other members of society. When the body or mind begins to fail, a legitimate need for intervention and care will arise. This second volume on Aging discusses this theme.
Posted in Medical

Determinants of Health: Theory, Understanding, Portrayal, Policy

Author: Matthew J. Commers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401599602

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

View: 6854

For decades, health professionals have asserted the importance of public participation in interventions for health. Medicine has pursued patient participation in clinical decision-making. In the public health realm, target groups have been asked to assist in the design and implementation of initiatives for health. In practice, however, patients and populations expect health professionals to give advice and - in some cases - to make decisions on their behalf. This implies limits to the ideal of participation. In this innovative work, the author contrasts public and professional understandings of health and the best ways to achieve health. The result is a model of lay participation in the structuring of medical and public health activity. The book is unique due to its policy-applicable, quantitative studies and its theoretical analysis of works by René Dubos and Aaron Antonovsky. It will be of value to professionals in health promotion, health education, medical anthropology, and social epidemiology.
Posted in Psychology

Is Death Ever Preferable to Life?

Author: Ian Olver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401719764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 7235

This is an original contribution to the much debated area of the value that we should place on human life. With the euthanasia issue highlighted in the public arena this book argues for a non-absolutist highest value on life ethic and how that fits with society's current emphasis on individual autonomy. By the use of everyday examples the impact of placing a high value on life is explored. It will be useful for students of ethics, nursing and medicine and those engaged in the public debate on euthanasia.
Posted in Philosophy

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease, Third Edition

Author: Serge Gauthier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203931714

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 4801

The third edition of this successful textbook has been completely updated throughout and includes new chapters on electrophysiological tests, biological markers, global staging measures, and management of neuropsychiatric symptoms. There has been steady progress in our understanding of the natural history, prognostic factors and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease since the previous edition of this textbook was published in 1999. The chapters deal with the full spectrum of populations at risk, persons in prodromal stages, and patients from mild to severe and even terminal stages. The contributors are opinion leaders from North America and Europe, which gives the book an internationally balanced outlook. This new edition will be essential reading for a wide range of clinical neuroscientists who manage patients with this challenging disease.
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Health, Social Change & Communities

Author: Pranee Liamputtong,Heather Gardner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Medical

Page: 349

View: 3732

Governments, while concentrating on policy development and the pursuit of strategic approaches, have concurrently distanced themselves from the direct provision of services to become funders, not providers. Funding is provided to agencies, whether from the public or private sector, on the basis of the strength of their competitive tenders and the number of relevant organizations that they have included. The effects that these and other changes in the political and economic sectors have had on Australian society at the beginning of the 21st century are the concern of the authors of Health, Social Change and Communities. Since communities are both the recipients and the participants in health and social policy, the book is a sympathetic, but critical analysis of some of those community groups, and how they are faring in terms of health and social indicators. All of the chapters focus on the four main areas: An overview of current social, cultural or epidemiological perspectives relevant to the community and their members' health. Problems or issues in Australian society as reflective of wider international concerns. A discussion of relevant health policies and programs. Measures that can be taken to improve the health of selected groups in the community. Health, Social Change and Communities is written for readers who either have an interest or who are engaged in working with members of communities. With its presentation of diversity in communities, the book provides insights to enlighten and influence thinking about health and social policy.
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Social Structures

Demographic Changes and the Well-Being of Older Persons

Author: K. Warner Schaie, PhD,Peter Uhlenberg, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101099

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 8097

Significant demographic changes are altering the structure of the American population. Larger numbers of immigrants are entering the work force, will become part of our aging population, and increasingly, are providing care for the elderly. Family structures and communities are evolving as marriage, childbearing, divorce, and cohabitation trends are changing. The working population that supports the elderly, physically and economically, is also changing and will most likely become smaller and less able to support this growing population. What does this mean for the well-being of our aging population and our efforts to ensure the quality of life for our elderly now and that we will want to enjoy ourselves as we become part of this older population? In this volume Drs. Schaie and Uhlenberg and a host of leading scholars look at the current structure of the American population in an effort to determine the impact it will have on the lives of the elderly and those growing older with disabilities and chronic illness. They examine the effects of the aging baby boomers on health care, migration and immigration and how it can support or tax health care networks, cultural issues regarding access to health care, and changing cultural attitudes towards marriage and family that are affecting the relationships between the elderly and their communities.
Posted in Social Science

Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

Education, Policy, Practice, and Research

Author: Barbara Berkman, DSW,Linda Harootyan, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197245

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 1538

This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health care for older adults and their families. Special consideration is given to such issues as case management, urban, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more. For Further Information on Dr. Berkman, Please Click Here!
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Molecular Basis of Health and Disease

Author: Undurti N. Das

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400704954

Category: Medical

Page: 583

View: 4608

The book describes how the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules is related to health and disease. It is suggested that many diseases are initiated and their progress is influenced by inflammatory molecules and a decrease in the production and/or action of anti-inflammatory molecules and this imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules seems to have been initiated in the perinatal period. This implies that strategies to prevent and manage various adult diseases should start in the perinatal period. An alteration in the metaolism of essential fatty acids and their anti-inflammatory molecules such as lipoxins, resolvins, protecitns, maresins and nitrolipids seems to play a major role in the pathobiology of several adult diseases. Based on these concepts, novel therapeutic approaches in the management of insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, cancer, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases are presented. Based on all these evidences, a unified concept that several adult diseases are due to an alteration in the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules is discussed and novel methods of their management are presented.
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Implementing Culture Change in Long-Term Care

Benchmarks and Strategies for Management and Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109098

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 7229

"As one who is involved in the culture change movement and is trying to review the huge volume of available resources, I find it refreshing to have a book that draws it all together....I highly recommend this book to administrators who are overwhelmed at the thought of implementing change in their environment. The author has done an excellent job of making it seem quite possible to make culture change a reality."--Doody's Medical Reviews "The publication of Implementing Culture Change in Long-Term Care marks the beginning of a new era in the aging services profession. This book is the Rosetta Stone of the culture change movement. Dr. Jurkowskiís skillful blend of theory, research, and practice addresses the movementís most urgent needs and makes the work of culture change advocates accessible to a broader and more influential audience....This book is the future in paper and ink." From the Foreword by Bill Thomas, MD Founder of the Eden Alternative and the Green House Project This text offers a strategic approach for promoting an active culture of change in long-term care facilities for older adults and people with disabilities. It discusses the philosophical framework for the delivery of care in these settings and addresses the changing landscape of our long-term care population. With the aim of transforming these facilities from institutional settings to person-centered, homelike environments, the book offers administrators and practitioners numerous strategies and benchmarks for culture change, and addresses tools and resources to support the culture change process. The text describes how these benchmarks have been met and provides ways to address not just knowledge, but also attitudes and behavior, important components of a culture change strategy. The book compares and contrasts current long-term care paradigmsóthe medical model, the rehabilitation paradigm, the independence and dignity model, and strength-based approachesóin order to see how they facilitate or impede culture change. It provides best practice examples of benchmarks to be attained along with strategies to promote this process. These benchmarks and strategies are based upon the Artifacts for Culture Change Assessment Tool developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The text describes ways to build a blueprint and strategic processes for integrating these benchmarks into a long-term care setting, addressing the entire process from assessment through evaluation. It also provides tools enabling readers to learn from their own process via a feedback loop, and includes strategies to facilitate partnerships with family, staff, and community. Key Features: Elucidates benchmarks that can be implemented in long-term care settings, using the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid's "Long Term Care Artifacts" assessment tool as an intervention Focuses on care practices, the environment, the inclusion and integration of family and community, leadership benchmarks, and workplace practices Includes robust examples of best practices within each of the main artifact arenas Incorporates tools and strategies for assessing the philosophical paradigm of a long- term facility that can help or hinder the culture change process Provides discussion and reflection questions and websites for additional resources
Posted in Medical

Contexts of Ageing

Class, Cohort and Community

Author: Chris Gilleard,Paul Higgs

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745629490

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 4133

Drawing on a wide range of sources, this text analyses the social nature of later life in the context of the history of welfare states, the emergence of consumer society and across the lifecourse.
Posted in Social Science

Social Structures and Aging Individuals

Continuing Challenges

Author: K. Warner Schaie, PhD,Ronald P. Abeles, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826124098

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 2179

[A] useful reference book. Readers will find themselves returning to chaptersagain and again..." --PsycCritiques This is the 20th and final volume in the "Societal Impact on Aging" series. It focuses on what has been learned over the span of the previous volumes regarding the continuing challenges for older persons in a rapidly changing society and tries to forecast what may be the next set of issues to lie at the intersection of social structures and the individual aging process. The editors therefore invited major organizers of, and contributors to, the 19 earlier volumes to review both the accomplishments and omissions of their efforts, discuss some timely new topics, and provide guidelines for future research and theoretical explanations. The book is divided into five broad topics: health and wellbeing, including the role of religion; personality and cognition; the impact of changes in technology and the work place; issues of socio-cultural change and historical context; and the familial and societal contexts of aging.
Posted in Social Science

Handbook of Aging and Mental Health

An Integrative Approach

Author: Jacob Lomranz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306457500

Category: Medical

Page: 539

View: 5428

This comprehensive resource responds to a growing need for theory and multidisciplinary integrative research in adult and gerontological health. Handbook of Aging and Mental Healthbrings together, for the first time, diverse strategies and methodologies as well as theoretical formulations involving psychodynamic, behavioral, psychosocial, and biological systems as they relate to aging and health. Forward-thinking in his approach, Lomranz provides the mental health, adult developmental, and geriatric professions with a single reference source that covers theory construction, empirical research, treatment, and multidisciplinary program development.
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Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Second Edition

Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

Author: Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.,Diane Fox Gilmer, Ph.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193471

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 3302

"Aldwin and Gilmer have supplied an interesting textual model for examining health, illness, and aging. Their homogenized approach to aging research is refreshing and insightful."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly "Clearly written at a level for college students, this is an excellent resource on aging...Highly recommended.--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Spanning the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this upper-level undergraduate and graduate text integrates current findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. This new edition incorporates the tremendous amount of research that has come to light since the first edition was published. From a physical perspective, the text examines age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. Coverage of the psychosocial aspects of aging encompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. The authors address demographic, theoretical, and methodological issues on aging, including a worldwide overview of aging demographics. The book reviews biological and psychosocial theories and offers much-needed information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research. It discusses the aging of the major organ systems, the brain and sensory systems, and the endocrine and immune systems; basic anatomy and physiology; normal, impaired, and optimal aging; and functional health. Psychosocial factors that affect health are addressed, including the interplay between physical health and mental health, stress, coping, and social support. The text also covers current issues in social gerontology, including such promising new trends as gerontechnology and Green Houses, and provides information on health promotion programs. New to the Second Edition: Information involving retirement, volunteer opportunities, housing, and adaptation to health changes Coverage of economics and aging, including information on social security and other retirement income and the future of Medicare and Medicaid Significant new information about the regulatory systems Revised and updated chapters on death and dying and optimal aging Discussions on two models of optimal aging and valuable tips for its promotion URLs to relevant websites for additional information
Posted in Social Science

Cultural Diversity and Social Work Practice

Author: Bruce A. Thyer

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398084459

Category: Electronic books

Page: 370

View: 2624

The profession of social work has a long and admirable history of attending to issues related to diversity and oppression. This new edition continues to examine the disciplinary attention regarding the provision of services to clientele who were most often marginalized by mainstream society. By understanding certain aspects of the culture experienced by a client, a social worker is better equipped to be of service, to assess, to plan, to cooperate, and to intervene. The goal of this book is to bridge the gaps and to present to readers, in one source, a wealth of practice-relevant information a.
Posted in Electronic books