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Gerotranscendence: A Developmental Theory of Positive Aging

Synopsis

"Lars Tornstam's latest book explores the need for new theories in gerontology and sets the stage for the development of his theory of gerotranscendence. This theory was developed to address what the author sees as a perpetual mismatch between present theories in social gerontology and existing empirical data. The author supports his theory with qualitative in-depth interviews with older persons and quantitative studies. In addition, Tornstam illustrates the practical implications of the theory of gerotranscendence for professionals working with older adults in care settings. A useful Appendix contains suggestions of how to facilitate personal development toward gerotranscendence." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005