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Promoting the Health of Older People : Rethinking Ageing - Anthony Chiva

Promoting the Health of Older People

Rethinking Ageing

By: Anthony Chiva, David Stears (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9780335204380
Number Of Pages: 178

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Health promotion makes an important contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the health and well-being of older people. This work focuses on a range of issues which underpin older people's health and identifies ways health can be promoted. It reviews lifestyles, psychological well-being, a creative look at citizenship, grief, sexuality and travel health. Other specific areas include accident prevention, residential homes and productive ageing. The book includes a helpful summary of the steps that can be taken to promote older peoples' health and well-being. It is recommended reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of medical sociology, social work, nursing and health studies. Its focus on practical health promotion also makes it relevant to health and social welfare professionals working with older people.

Series editor's preface
Foreword
Promoting the Health of Older People
Principles to Practice Practical health promotion what have we learned so far?
Inequalities in health-related behaviour
Inter-generational health promotion and active citizenship
Lifeskills from adaption to transcendence
The ageless self exploring holism
Practical Issues in Health
Promotion with Older People
Health and productive ageing, including work, volunteering and purposive ageing
Health promotion and sexuality in later life
Developing an innovative fall-prevention strategy in a primary care setting
Understanding and working with grief and loss
Health promoting residential settings
Health and the older traveller issues for health promotion
Index
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ISBN: 9780335204380
ISBN-10: 0335204384
Series: Rethinking Ageing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1