Brotherhood of St Laurence

Ageing in Australia : challenges and opportunities.

Contributor(s): O'Loughlin, Kate (ed.) | Browning, Colette (ed.) (Colette J.) | Kendig, Hal (ed.)
Series: International perspectives on aging: ;16.Publisher: New York, NY Springer, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Description: xii, 290 pISBN: 9781493964666 (ebook); 9781493964642Subject(s): Aging | Gerontology | Older People | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority StudiesAdditional physical formats: Print version: Ageing in australia.DDC classification: 305.26 AGE LOC classification: H1-970.9
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword; Acknowledgments; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Challenges and Opportunities for an Ageing Australia; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Rationale for the Book; 1.3 Background and Contextual Factors; 1.4 Australia: Historical and Population Profile; 1.5 Australia in a Global Context; 1.6 Structure of the Book; 1.7 Chapter Overview; References; Part I: Dimensions of Ageing; Chapter 2: Australian Developments in Ageing: Issues and History; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Change over the Life Course; 2.2.1 The New Life Course; 2.2.2 Quality of Life and Life Chances.

2.3 Social Change and Outcomes for Social Groups2.3.1 Cohort Life Chances; 2.3.2 Disadvantaged Groups and Life Chances; 2.4 Age and Intergenerational Equity; 2.5 Social Change and Public Policy Developments in Ageing; 2.6 Political Directions; 2.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Attitudes to Ageing; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Formation of Attitudes; 3.3 Stereotypes; 3.4 Ageism; 3.5 Employment; 3.5.1 Evidence of Age Discrimination in the Workplace; 3.6 Intergenerational Attitudes: Is There Conflict Between Young and Old?; 3.7 Ageism in Health Care; 3.8 Media Representations of Older People.

3.8.1 Baby Boomers and the Media3.9 Conclusion; 3.10 Case Study; 3.11 Questions; References; Chapter 4: Population Ageing: A Demographic Perspective; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 The Demography of Ageing; 4.3 The Emergence of Population Ageing as an Australian Policy Issue; 4.4 Two Alternative Population Futures for Australia; 4.5 Population Ageing and Immigration Policy; 4.6 Local and Regional Ageing; 4.7 An International Perspective on Population Ageing; 4.8 Policy Responses; 4.9 Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Health and Ageing; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Health in Older Age.

5.2.1 Life Expectancy and Causes of Death at Older Ages5.2.2 Healthy Life Expectancy; 5.2.3 Self-rated Health; 5.2.4 Functioning, Disability, and Health; 5.2.5 Successful Ageing; 5.3 Disease and Disability in Later Life; 5.3.1 Major Causes of Disease Among Older Australians; 5.3.2 Disability Rates Among Older Australians; 5.3.3 Mental Health in Older Age; 5.4 Opportunities for Prevention of Illness and Promotion of Health; 5.4.1 Healthy Behaviours; 5.4.2 Prevention of Disease and Disability; 5.4.3 Restorative Care; 5.4.4 Social Determinants of Health; 5.5 Conclusion; References.

Chapter 6: Cultural Diversity, Health and Ageing6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Context; 6.2.1 Multicultural Australia; 6.2.2 Defining Cultural Diversity; 6.2.3 Acknowledging Difference; 6.3 Cultural Diversity, Health and Well-being; 6.3.1 Disparities in Health; 6.3.2 Service Usage by Older Ethnic Minority People; 6.4 Factors That Influence Health and Well-being; 6.4.1 Communication, English Language Proficiency and Use of Interpreters; 6.4.2 Health Literacy; 6.4.3 The Role of Family; 6.4.4 Technological Innovations; 6.5 Conclusion; 6.6 Case Study; 6.6.1 Older Migrant Man in a Regional Town.

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