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 Care of the Elderly and End‐of‐Life Care

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables that arise in the health care of elderly women and their caregivers, and care of the dying are presented. These include questions about ageism, competence to perform ... More


British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Owen Dudley Edwards

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a broad-ranging discussion of wartime children's literature and its effects. What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new ... More


Older People in Law and Society

Jonathan Herring

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book examines the legal rights and responsibilities of older people. Although the focus is particularly on the legal issues surrounding old age it draws extensively on the gerentological, ... More


Unequal ageing: The untold story of exclusion in old age

Paul Cann and Malcolm Dean (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424129
eISBN:
9781447304098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Over two million older people are stuck in persistent poverty. The diseases and disabilities associated with growing older multiply with the dramatic ageing of the population, yet the response of ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter brings together some of the issues which have run through the book: the difficulty the law has in dealing with older people who are both vulnerable to exploitation and yet so easily ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter introduces the issues raised by a consideration of older people. It discusses what is meant by ‘old age’ and considers the age demographic within the UK. It looks at what it means to be ... More


Ageism and Age Discrimination

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the legal protection offered against age discrimination. It looks at what ageism is and when, if ever, it can be justified. It considers why it has taken so long for society to ... More


Older People and Healthcare

Jonathan Herring

in Older People in Law and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229024
eISBN:
9780191705274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the health care services offered to the elderly. In particular, it reviews claims that ‘age-based rationing’ takes place within the NHS and addresses the debate as to whether ... More


Concluding Reflections

Amia Lieblich

in Narratives of Positive Aging: Seaside Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199918041
eISBN:
9780190222437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199918041.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The question addressed in the epilogue is whether some narratives can provide the key to a transformative, wise aging. The rust metaphor from the author’s field notes, and Gergen and Gergen’s idea of ... More


The Wisdom of Years: Understanding the Journey of Life

William E. Haley, Claire Robb, Yuri Jang, and Beth Han

in Diversity in Human Interactions: The Tapestry of America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143904
eISBN:
9780199848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143904.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Aging is viewed by many Americans as being a process of loss and decay, and late life is often seen as a time of life characterized by dependency and despair. In response to prejudicial views of ... More


Organizing Age

Stephen Fineman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578047
eISBN:
9780191806704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578047.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Age is the silent shaper of work organisations and their human resource practices. It has become a potent feature of how society is structured and how it views itself. Age assumptions mould the ... More


* Successful ageing: from cell to self

Sonia J. Lupien and Nathalie Wan

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion on ‘ageism’, which is defined as the ‘process of systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because they are old…’, and the recent developments ... More


Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book brings together international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Chapters review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last ... More


Jobs and careers

Michael Clarke

in Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423986
eISBN:
9781447301622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the factors that influence the choice of job or career of an individual. It notes that fitting in at work has always involved adapting one's personality to the workplace. It ... More


How social age trumped social class?

Malcolm Dean

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/9781847424129.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

For a shockingly high number of pensioners, growing older is a journey of loss: loss of work, income, health, well-being, status, social networks and companions. Diseases associated with growing ... More


Using human rights to defeat ageism: dealing with policy-induced ‘structured dependency’1

Peter Townsend

in Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter focuses on the evolution of social policy and its corresponding institutions and makes a powerful plea for human rights-based approaches to addressing ageism and the structured ... More


The road to an age-inclusive society

Bill Bytheway, Richard Ward, Caroline Holland, and Sheila Peace

in Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses age discrimination and ageism. It describes the authors' experiences of coordinating the RoAD (Research on Age Discrimination) project. The authors recognise that this project ... More


Representations of age

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In considering how age figures in the world around us, it is important to recognise that words and images are there to guide one's thinking. They underpin models of age because they create structured ... More


Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

W. Andrew Achenbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging and the elderly. One of the first psychiatrists ... More


Overview

Melvin Delgado

in Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163019
eISBN:
9780231538428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163019.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter introduces the baby boomer generation and examines why boomers are poised to wield such a significant impact. It begins with a brief historical overview of how and why the baby boomer ... More


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