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Challenging conventional thinking, leading academics explore how individuals’ relationships with civil society change over time as different lifecourse events and stages trigger and hinder civic engagement and political participation, and highlight the implications for those promoting greater civic and political engagement.
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This myth-busting and question-focused textbook tackles the important social and policy issues posed by ageing. A unique pedagogical approach recognises the gap between the lives of students and older people, and equips students with the conceptual, analytical and critical tools to understand what it means to grow old and live in an ageing society.
Approved Mental Health Professionals must possess and deploy a range of skills, knowledge and values in order to make ethically complex decisions on behalf of people with severe mental health difficulties. This invaluable handbook considers these challenges and provides in-depth guidance on all key aspects of the role.
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Theoretical and Practice Perspectives
This textbook covers the key concepts, themes and issue relating to human growth and development in adults. It examines key topics and issues within professional practice with adults and their families and covers a wide range of practice areas, fuses essential theory with practical application and provides a wide range of learning features.
Policy, Research and Practice
This is the first comprehensive review of dementia research, policy and practice in remote and rural settings. Drawing on case studies from the UK, Australia, Europe and North America, it sets out the unique needs of sufferers and carers in isolated locations, and identifies areas for future research and improvements in dementia services.
Difference, Diversity and Inequality
As the population ages, this book reveals how divides that are apparent through childhood and working life change and are added to in later life.
Personal Perspectives and Historical Developments
This landmark critical review of five decades of gerontology research, theory, policy and practice highlights key developments and current issues in the subject. It draws on interviews with dozens of influential academics to place the UK’s achievements in an international context, and considers where thinking in the field of ageing might go next.
Taking a Life Course Approach
Drawing together material from a number of different fields the book analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health amongst older populations and offers a critical review of the lifecourse, ageing and mental health debate.
Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life
This edited collection develops an exciting new approach to understanding the changing cultural, economic and social circumstances facing different groups of older people.
Research, Practice and Policy across the Life-Span
This comprehensive handbook provides an invaluable overview of current international thinking about health literacy, highlighting cutting edge research, policy and practice in the field. Providing a wide range of major findings, the book outlines current discourse in the field and examines necessary future dialogues and new perspectives.
Making Sense of Health Biosensing
This book critiques the popular claim that ‘more information’ equates to ‘better health’ and explores the potential challenges related to people’s changing relationships with traditional health systems as access to, and control over data shifts.
Expanding our Imagination
By bringing attention to the way that ethnicity and race have been addressed in research on ageing and old age, with a focus on health inequalities, health and social care, intergenerational relationships and caregiving, this book proposes how research can be developed in an ethnicity astute and diversity informed manner.