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Services for Older People

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The aging population in the United Kingdom has brought greater recognition of the heterogeneity of older people, and hence their varied health care needs. Elderly care medicine argues that the ... More


Older age: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines policy and practice in addressing health inequalities in older people. It considers efforts to improve the health and well-being of older citizens through lifestyle/behavioural ... More


Health inequalities during older age: research evidence

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346742
eISBN:
9781447304258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the consequences of poverty and income polarisation for health inequalities in later life. It discusses the extent to which age is a more important source of health exclusion ... More


Social determinants of health in older age

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.13
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the social determinants of physical and mental health and disability among older people. It begins by reviewing research on social and economic inequalities in health in older ... More


Consenting older adults: research as a virtuous relationship

Julian C. Hughes, Erica Haimes, Lorraine Summerville, Karen Davies, Joanna Collerton, and Thomas B.L. Kirkwood

in The Limits of Consent: A socio-ethical approach to human subject research in medicine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231461
eISBN:
9780191723858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231461.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that the virtues of the researcher are crucial when conducting research with people with dementia. Consent is often particularly problematic with this group and for research to ... More


Feeding older children and adults

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622334
eISBN:
9780191723643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the feeding of school-age children and adults. Topics covered include nutrient needs of school-age children, school-age children at risk of undernutrition, food needs of ... More


Promoting independence: a partnership approach to supporting older people in the community

Charnley Helen

in Partnership working: Policy and practice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342201
eISBN:
9781447302919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines partnership as a strategy for supporting vulnerable older people who wish to continue living in their own homes. It addresses the contrasting pressures that have been brought to ... More


Long-term care policy for older people in Ireland: a governmental analysis

Ciara O’Dwyer

in Reframing Health and Health Policy in Ireland: A Governmental Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719095870
eISBN:
9781526128607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095870.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the long-term care policy for older people in Ireland. Taking a historical perspective, it demonstrates how the long-term care policy for older people bears all the hallmarks ... More


A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, and Marcus Richards (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book offers an interdisciplinary and life course approach to the study of healthy ageing, harnessing the power of cohort studies that follow people through their lives. Healthy ageing is the ... More


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