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Positive aging, positive dying: Intersectional and daily communicational issues surrounding palliative and end of life care services in minority groups in the UK and the US

Positive aging, positive dying: Intersectional and daily communicational issues surrounding palliative and end of life care services in minority groups in the UK and the US

Moreno Leguizamon, Carlos, Smith, David Martin and Spigner, Clarence (2017) Positive aging, positive dying: Intersectional and daily communicational issues surrounding palliative and end of life care services in minority groups in the UK and the US. In: Docking, Rachael Elizabeth and Stock, Jennifer, (eds.) International Handbook of Positive Aging. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 21-36. ISBN 978-1138933057

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Abstract

As our global demographic shifts towards an increasingly aging population, we have an opportunity to transform how we experience and think about getting older and embrace the diversity and contribution that this population can bring to society. The International Handbook of Positive Aging showcases the latest research and theory into aging, examining the various challenges faced by older adults and the ways in which we can bring a much needed positive focus towards dealing with these.

The handbook brings together disparate research from medical, academic, economic and social community fields, with contributions from NHS partners, service users, universities across the UK and collaborations with international research leaders in the field of aging.

Divided into sections, the first part of the book focuses on introducing the concept of positive aging before going on to cover the body over the life course, well-being and care delivery. All contributors recognise the fact that we are living longer is providing us with a tremendous opportunity to enjoy and flourish in healthy and fulfilling later lives, and this focus on the importance of patient empowerment is integral to the book.

This is a valuable reference source for those working in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, mental health, health sciences, medicine, neuropsychological rehabilitation, sociology, anthropology, social policy and social work. It will help encourage researchers, professionals and policy makers to make the most of opportunities and innovations to promote a person’s sense of independence, dignity, well-being, good health and society participation as they get older.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Sciences; Sociology & Social Policy; Social Policy; Age & Ageing; Health and Social Care; Health & Society; Aging; Social Work and Social Policy; End of Life and Long Term Care; Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Allied Health; Nursing; Specialist Care; Geriatric Nursing; Behavioral Sciences; Psychological Science; Developmental Psychology; Gerontology (Ageing); Mental Health; Gerontology/Ageing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Positive Ageing
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 09:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16790

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