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A Room of One's Own: *: Old Age, Extended Care, and Privacy

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many old people who need nursing care live in residences that routinely deprive them of privacy in the sense of a secure personal space where one dwells according to one’s own habits with things of ... More


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


The Development of Residential and Nursing Home Care in the United Kingdom

Sheila Peace

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter traces the development of nursing home and residential care in Great Britain. It discusses the development of care homes during the past twenty-five years and describes the nature of 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


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


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


Demography, topography and mental health problems 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/9781447305729.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the UK’s socio-demographic and policy context. The UK has an ageing population that is increasingly diverse and heterogenous. Whilst for many older people health ... 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


Mental health, psychological well-being, successful ageing and quality of 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/9781447305729.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Positive mental health is a prerequisite for a good quality of life across the whole lifespan. It is an overarching concept, which intersects with a number of related concepts, psychological ... 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


Socio-economic disadvantage and poverty

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/9781447305729.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 5 is the first of three chapters exploring the impact of age related risks affecting particular sub populations of older people. Socioeconomic disadvantage in later life tends to reflect a ... More


Global Aging

M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad and Moon Choi

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Unprecedented population aging is taking place around the world. Both the number and proportion of older persons (sixty years of age and older) have been steadily increasing over the past half ... 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


Modernisation and the delivery of user-centred services

Denise Tanner

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines specific areas of conflict and constraint in achieving a ‘modernising’ vision of services that promote independence, well being, and choice, focusing mainly on older people's ... More


Ageing, disability, criminology and criminal justice

Basia Spalek

in Communities, identities and crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348043
eISBN:
9781447301899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348043.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter focuses on two further minority groupings that have traditionally been marginalised by criminologists: older people and people with disabilities. It argues that in criminology there ... 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


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


Introduction

Jeanne Katz and Sheila Peace

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the potential of the palliative care approach to improve the care of older people dying in residential care and nursing ... 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


Family and palliative care in care homes for older people

Mike Nolan and Rosalie Hudson

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the quality of family and palliative care in care homes for older people. It suggests that the overall the quality of death and dying in care homes can be improved if there is ... More


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