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- Springer 2010; US$ 109.99
This book investigates the experiences of older people who remain at home with care. It examines the transition points for the important life changes faced by family members who take on a greater care-giving role. The book draws on demographic analyses and qualitative fieldwork to explore the shift from independence to increasing dependence, and suggests... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 139.99
The aging of populations is one of the major economic and social developments shaping the 21st century. This timely book aims to integrate our understanding of the changing meanings, representations, and experiences of aging and the key factors shaping them (including behavioral, biological, clinical, cultural, historical, social, economic, and technological),... more...
- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 19.99
Aimed at transforming how people care for others and themselves, this life-changing handbook examines how caregivers and caring professionals can reconnect to an actively compassionate nature, enriching the lives of those they look after as well as their own. The guide contends that person-centered care should be at the heart of the care industry,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 53.30
The authors of these papers vary in age, nationality and professional background. They share a belief that all too often older people are not treated justly or fairly, and also a belief that this is particularly true with regard to a proper respect for their dignity as people and a proper allocation of medical and social resources. Their papers, in... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
Offers a comprehensive analysis of the principal issues surrounding the governance of home care. This book explores the ways in which country specific contexts shape governing arrangements and bring together insights from social care and public policy literature, two different yet complementary theoretical perspectives. more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 149.00
This book highlights (1) the significance of reciprocity for the maintenance of self-esteem in old age and (2) the negative implications for the well-being of dependent older people when that significance goes unrecognized and, as a consequence, opportunities to give back to society, as well as take from it, are not facilitated by those in a position... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Ignacio Matte-Blanco has made one of the most original contributions to psychoanalysis since Freud. In this book, which includes an introductory chapter to his work by Eric Rayner and David Tuckett, he develops his conceptualization of the Freudian unconscious in terms of logic and mathematics, giving many clinical examples. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 59.95
An analysis of ageing in relation to identity formation, inequality and stratification. The book outlines a theory of social inequality which encompasses those inequalities associated with old age - in addition to class, gender, race and ethnicity.; This book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate sociology courses in social stratification... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00
The Last Years of Long Lives is a unique account of that period of old age which precedes death. Based on 400 complete individual histories and covering a twenty-year period, it looks at the experiences of people over eighty years old in three important areas: disability, family life and health care. Using the life-course approach to research,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 145.00
This book explores the diversity of social care provision for older people in six contrasting European countries. Using a common descriptive and analytical framework, the book examines how the organisation and delivery of care are shaped by the wider welfare regime. This is discussed at the level of both practice and policy, including detailed case... more...