This book covers current controversies in women's health care. It takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the subject. With topics ranging from the controversies in breast and cervical cancer screening, through osteoporosis and the menopause, to the relationships of older women with their doctors, it provides a well-rounded view of health care for older women. Each chapter has been written by an authority in that field and includes issues of current
debate. The book is suitable both for students new to the area and for specialists wishing to read about the work of others in related fields, as well as being a useful source of
information for general practitioners about the provision of women's health care from a primary care perspective.
`...this book can provide a state-of-the-art reference source for everybody concerned with developing the quality of their particular service for elderly women' Nursing Standard
`... a state-of-the-art reference source for everyone concerned with developing the quality of their particular service for elderly women' Nursing the Elderly
'a comprehensive account of the many issues - gynaecology, the menopause, screening, lifestyle, social attitudes - which render the older woman particularly vulnerable'
British Medical Journal
'This would be a valuable handbook for any professional whose work involves contact with older women as patients or 'clients'. Real warmth and understanding of the target group surfaces most clearly in Professor Ebrahim's account of the health needs of elderly Asian women. Older women in general would welcome his suggestion off advocacy.'
Zoe Slattery, Age and Aging, Vol 22 No 2
'Coverage of clinical issues is one strength of this book. ... Health Care for Older Women is a book suitable for professionals in clinical and sociological disciplines. It is easily read and understood. Both health care providers and investigators will benefit from reading this volume.'
Deborah T. Gold, Duke University Medical Center, Journal of Women & Aging
Emily Grundy: Women and ageing: demographic aspects; Dee Jones: Informal care and community care; Ann Bowling & Juliet Formby: Everyday life in institutional care; Wendy Savage: Gynaecology in older women; Astrid Fletcher: Controversies in screening for breast and cervical cancer; Dorothy Mandelstam: Incontinence and the older woman; Jean Ginsburg: The menopause; Roger Smith: Osteoporosis; Wendy Greengross: Women, sex, and ageing; Charles Freer: Older
widows and couples in contemporary society; Howard Cattell & Greg Wilkinson: Depressed mood in older women; Gerald Bennett: Elder abuse; Shah Ebrahim: Health of elderly Asian women; Moyra Sidell: The
relationship of elderly women to their doctors; Allin Coleman: Pre-retirement education and the role of the GP; Jane Tilston & Jude Williams: "Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die." Screening women over 75: a health promotion approach; Adrianne Hardman: Exercise and older women; Margaret Baltes & M. Reichert: Successful ageing: the product of biological factors, environmental quality, and behavioural competence.
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 20th February 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.9
Weight (kg): 0.51