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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


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


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


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


The impact of age-related risks and inequalities on mental health in later life

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In broad terms there are two sets of age-related risks to mental health. The first set are those arising directly from experiences and losses common to later life, including physical ill health ... 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


The Right to Self-Determination: Ageism in Two Dutch Children’s Books on the Voluntary Death of Elderly People

Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two recent Dutch children’s books by Koos Meinderts and Marjolijn Hof that address euthanasia and the right to self-determination at every age. The Netherlands is a country ... More


Extremely Close Generations: Childhood and Old Age in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Novel

Vanessa Joosen

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Whereas senescence is a topic that is gaining ground in adult literature, child characters seldom play a significant role in these narratives. One book which does center on the relationship between ... More


Grandparents and Grandchildren in The Simpsons: Intergenerational Rupture and Prefigurative Culture

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Mariano Narodowski and Verónica Gottau employ an anthropological theoretical framework to interpret the intergenerational relationships in the American television series The Simpsons as an instance ... More


On the intersections of age, gender and sexualities in research on ageing

Toni Calasanti

in Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities: Multidisciplinary International Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447333029
eISBN:
9781447333043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333029.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter outlines an intersectional lens that considers the impacts of age, gender, and sexualities on gay and lesbian elders.  It defines social inequalities and specify intersectionality as a ... More


‘Last-minute mothers’: the construction of age and midlife motherhood in Denmark and Israel

Kinneret Lahad and Karen Hvidtfeldt

in Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities: Multidisciplinary International Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447333029
eISBN:
9781447333043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333029.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the question of how age, gender and personal status intersect, as well as the ways in which they are “done” by analysing the discursive construction of midlife mothers in ... 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


Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age

Nancy S. Jecker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190949075
eISBN:
9780190949105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949075.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We live at a time when human lifespans have increased like never before. As average lifespans stretch to new lengths, how does this impact the values we hold most dear? Do these values change over ... 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


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