Health, Well-Being, and Older People

Health, Well-Being, and Older People

Health, Well-Being, and Older People

Health, Well-Being, and Older People

Synopsis

Health, well-being and older people:provides an overview of relevant research and service development literature;presents and discusses a range of issues that are important to the health of older people including attitudes and ageism, the body, the environment, family and community, sexuality and having fun;draws on material developed and, in some cases, written by older people themselves; integrates theory and empirical evidence with practice experience;offers models of best practice.Designed with the needs of students in mind, each chapter has helpful aids to understanding including:key learning pointssummaries and exercisesmodels for case studiesglossaries and recommended texts Throughout, readers are encouraged to think through the implications for students and staff on qualifying and post-qualifying programmes in nursing, social work, social care, social policy, gerontology and related courses. It is also recommended reading for practitioners who will want to engage with the ideas for best practice presented in the book.
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