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Older people, human rights, law and policy

Mary Keys

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter identifies the area of decision-making as central to the protection of older people. It addresses the recognition of legal capacity as a central issue to avoid choices being ignored and ... More


Managing the ageing experience: Learning from older people

Denise Tanner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348869
eISBN:
9781447302773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348869.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

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 ... More


Introduction

Denise Tanner

in Managing the ageing experience: Learning from older people

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348869
eISBN:
9781447302773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348869.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

As argued by Ruth and Kenyon (1996), understanding of the process of managing ageing can only be acquired through uncovering the experiences of older people and the meanings they give to these ... More


Valuing older people: A humanist approach to ageing

Ricca Edmondson and Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422927
eISBN:
9781447304173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

How can people understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a ... More


What does it mean to be old?

Baroness Julia Neuberger

in Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424129
eISBN:
9781447304098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Age discrimination is widespread. Though some, especially those who live into a healthy and sufficiently wealthy older age, with activities for the mind and the capacity to feel needed, are not ... More


Destinations and directions

Denise Tanner

in Managing the ageing experience: Learning from older people

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348869
eISBN:
9781447302773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348869.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter begins with a critical analysis of the research study. It discusses the implications of the issues highlighted for social policy, social work, and social care practice from what has been ... More


Ageing in a consumer society: From passive to active consumption in Britain

Ian Rees Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348821
eISBN:
9781447301431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Targeted as ‘grey consumers’, people retiring now participated in the creation of the post-war consumer culture. These consumers have grown older, but have not stopped consuming. Based on extensive ... More


Housing an ageing society

Sheila M. Peace and Caroline Holland

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society: Innovative approaches

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342638
eISBN:
9781447302582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

To date, one's thinking around ‘accommodation and care’ in later life focuses on very old people who are seen as unable to fit into mainstream housing and whose needs have been labelled as special, ... More


Housing pathways in later life

David Clapham

in The meaning of housing: A pathways approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346384
eISBN:
9781447303893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346384.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the pathways approach by focusing on the later stages of a housing pathway and examining the experience of housing in later life. The primary focus of this chapter is on the ... More


International development and population ageing

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

in Population ageing and international development: From generalisation to evidence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421920
eISBN:
9781447303022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421920.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Population ageing and the lives of older people are often framed by a number of stereotypes and generalisations. It is often misconstrued to be ‘problematic’ for development. However, given the ... More


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