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Epilogue

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

What it means to be old is among the most pressing questions of our time. International organizations describe population aging as one of the most significant social transformations of this century ... More


Policies on palliative care for older people in Australia

David Currow and Jane Phillips

in Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198717614
eISBN:
9780191787133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter describes the policy and social settings of aged care and palliative care in Australia. This includes understanding the funding frameworks and mechanisms for the health and social ... More


Into the Institution: Residential Care for the Aged

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1958–1959 Peter Townsend interviewed almost 500 residents of old age homes for his project The Last Refuge. Townsend investigated what had changed since the Labour Government introduced new ... More


Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As the baby boom generation reaches retirement and old age, bringing unprecedented challenges, this study of aging could not be more timely. Historian Charlotte Greenhalgh examines ignored testimony ... More


Volunteering in hospice and palliative care in Australia

Alex Huntir

in The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198788270
eISBN:
9780191830211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788270.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter provides an overview of the practice of palliative care volunteering and volunteer management in Australia. The history of volunteering in Australia is briefly considered as are the ... More


A programme for advance care planning for older people: Respecting Patient Choices

William Silvester and Karen Detering

in Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198717614
eISBN:
9780191787133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Advance care planning enables health professionals to know and respect the wishes of the elderly when they approach the end of their lives. Respecting Patient Choices, a successful Australian model ... More


The Dark Side of the Ubiquity of Work: Vulnerability and Destitution among the Elderly

Erik Lindberg, Benny Jacobsson, and Sofia Ling

in Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190240615
eISBN:
9780190240653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240615.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter deals with how old people made a living, and how other people could make a living by taking care of the old. It discusses various forms of provision for the old in Sweden, from the ... More


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