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Better elder care : a nurse's guide to caring for older adults. /

by Arnold, Dorothy T. (ed.) | Azok, Judith Zack (ed.).

Publisher: Spring House, PA Springhouse Publishing 2002Description: viii, 536 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mental health and spirituality in later life. /

by MacKinlay, Elizabeth (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Haworth Press 2003Description: xviii, 154 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Religion and aging (ageing) : an anthology of the Poppele papers. /

by Watkins, Derrel R. (ed.).

Publisher: Binghamton, NY Haworth Press 2001Description: 114 p.Notes: "Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Religious Gerontology, Volume 12, Number 2 2001." Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building capacity in ageing research : implications from a survey of emerging researchers in Australia /

by Bartlett, Helen | Underwood, Mair | Peach, Linda.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Gerontology Research Center . /

by Gerontology Research Centre.

Publisher: Vancouver, Canada Gerontology Research Centre 2009Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:30:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageingSummary: The Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) is committed to high quality research and knowledge transfer in the field of aging. Together with the Department of Gerontology and Department of Research and Publications serve as a focal point for research, education and information on individual and population aging and maintain an active publications program to promote utilization of existing knowledge in the following areas:Aging and the Built EnvironmentChanging Demography and LifestylesHealth Promotion/Population Health and AgingPrevention of Victimization and Exploitation of Older PersonsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social theory, social policy and ageing : a critical introduction /

by Estes, Caroll | Biggs, Simon | Phillipson, Chris.

Publisher: Maidenhead, U.K. Open University Press 2003Description: vii, 191 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-183) and index.Summary: In this book, three leading social theorists of old age present a critical review of key theoretical developments and issues influencing the study of adult ageing. The authors explore contemporary trends in social policy drawing on the experience of ageing in the USA, Europe and an increasingly global environment. Particular attention is given to feminist perspectives on ageing, ethics and bio-medicine, successful and productive ageing, globalization and migration and the politics of ageing. Consideration is given in each case to the interaction between structural influences on social ageing and the experience of age and identity. The work ends with a manifesto for social theory, social policy and social change.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Social gerontology : a multidisciplinary perspective /

by Hooyman, Nancy | Kiyak, H. Asuman.

Edition: 9th editionPublisher: Boston, MA Pearson Education 2010Description: xxv, 787 p. : ill.Notes: International Edition Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining "productive aging" by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Key concepts in social gerontology /

by Phillips, Judith E | Ajrouch, Kristine J | Hillcoat-Nalletamby, Sarah.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2010Description: vii, 240 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Summary: Social gerontology is a new and dynamic field reflecting the increasing interest in aging across the world. This book provides a readily accessible guide to well established and contested issues, as well as new concepts emerging through cutting edge research in the discipline. The entries give concise, lucid knowledge on what constitutes the ?building blocks? of social gerontology and sets out a clear review of the core concepts, both classic and emerging, in this subject area. Each concept is explored in terms of its history, application, usefulness to theory and research, and significance in practice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Aging : concepts and controversies /

by Moody, Harry R.

Edition: 6th ed.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA Pine Forge Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications 2009Description: xxxi, 503 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-484) and index. Contents: Basic Concepts I. A Life Course Perspective on Aging -- Controversy 1. Does Old Age Have Meaning? -- Controversy 2. Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old? -- Controversy 3. Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age? -- Basic Concepts II. Aging, Health Care, and Society -- Controversy 4. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People? -- Controversy 5. Should Families Provide for Their Own? -- Controversy 6. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices? -- Controversy 7. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives? -- Basic Concepts III. Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society -- Controversy 8. Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement? -- Controversy 9. What Is the Future for Social Security? -- Controversy 10. Is Retirement Obsolete? -- Controversy 11. Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust? -- App. A. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology -- App. B. Internet Resources on Aging.Summary: The sixth edition of this student friendly textbook provides both a thorough explanation of the issues, as well as current research and controversies, exploring health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Generational intelligence : a critical approach to age relations /

by Biggs, Simon | Lowenstein, Ariela.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon UK Routledge 2011Description: xiv, 180 p.Other title: Generational intelligence : age, identity, and the future of.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: What is generational intelligence? -- Self and the generational imagination -- Generational self awareness -- Self and other -- Generational strategies and negotiation -- Generations and family -- Generational intelligence and caregiving : the family and the state -- Generational intelligence and elder mistreatment -- Workplace and intergenerational relations -- Intergenerational relations in the community Prof. Simon Biggs, Senior Manager, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence (2010- ) Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy University of MelbourneSummary: The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private sphere. In a new approach, Biggs and Lowenstein offer a critical examination of Generational Intelligence as one way of addressing these issues. How easy is it to put yourself in the shoes of someone of a different age group? What are the personal, interpersonal and social factors that affect our perceptions of the 'age other'? What are the key issues facing families, workplaces and communities in an ageing society? This book sets out a way of thinking about interpersonal relations based on age, and the question of communication between people of different ages and generations. The book challenges existing orthodoxies for relations between adults of different ages and draws out steps that can be taken to increase understanding between generational groups. The authors outline a series of steps that can be taken to enhance Generational Intelligence, examine existing theories and social issues, and suggest new directions for sustainable relations between generational groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Transitions and the lifecourse : challenging the constructions of 'growing old' /

by Grenier, Amanda.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2012Description: ix, 241 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-231) and index. missing 6 Sept 2012 replacement copy ordered 26 Nov 2013Summary: This book explores and challenges dominant interpretations of transitions as they relate to ageing and the life course. It takes a unique perspective that draws together ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience. This book is aimed at academics and students interested in social gerontology, policy studies in health and social care and older people's accounts of experience.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Ageing, meaning and social structure : connecting critical and humanistic gerontology /

by Baars, Jan (ed.) | Phillipson, Chris (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2013Notes: Table of Contents Introduction -- Jan Baars and Chris Phillipson; Connecting meaning with social structure: Theoretical foundations -- Jan Baars and Chris Philipson; My own life. Ethics, ageing and lifestyle -- Joseph Dohmen; Rethinking agency in late life: structural and interpretive approaches -- Amanda Grenier and Chris Phillipson; Dementia: Beyond structures of medicalization and cultural neglect -- Margreet Th.Bruens; Self-realization and ageing: a spiritual perspective -- Hanne Laceulle; Social ability or social frailty? The balance between autonomy and connectedness in the lives of older people -- Anja Machielse and Roelof Hortulanus; Critical perspectives on social work with older people -- Mo Ray; Community-based participatory action research: opportunities and challenges for critical gerontology -- Friederike Ziegler and Thomas Scharf; Commentary: Contingent Ageing, Naturalization and Some Rays of Intellectual Hope -- Dale Dannefer and Jielu Lin.Summary: "Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure" advances the critical discourse on gerontology, offering new understandings of key social and ethical dilemmas facing aging societies. Confronting approaches that have been relatively isolated from one another, it integrates two major streams of thought within critical gerontology: analyses of structural issues in the context of political economy and humanist perspectives on issues of existential meaning, providing indispensable reading for scholars, students, policy makers, and practitioners in gerontology and humanism studies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reminiscence reviewed : evaluations, achievements, perspectives. /

by Bornat, Joanna (ed.).

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1994Description: vi, 148 p. Includes index and bibliog.Summary: Evaluates the practice, outcomes and achievements of the use of reminiscence and recall in caring situations with older people. Contributors to the book include nurses, community workers, gerontologists, social workers and psychologists who have had first hand experience of reminiscence work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The articulate resident's perspectives on nursing home life. /

by Fiveash, Barbara.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Lincoln Gerontology Centre, La Trobe University 1997Description: iii, 40 p.Notes: April 1997Summary: This paper presents data derived from an ethnographic study of the older articulate person's experience of nursing home life. It reports on the experiences of older people living in two nursing homes in New South WalesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Later life, gender and ethnicity : changing theory for social policy research. /

by Wilson, Gail.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1998Description: 24 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: December 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Research paper: the removal of bedside rails would enhance the quality of life of the residents in a particular nursing home /

by Ullner, Karin E.

Publisher: [1992?]Description: 25 leaves and appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Final student paper for Grad. Dip. GerontologyAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Rethinking old age : theorising the fourth age / Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard.

by Higgs, Paul [author.] | Gilleard, C. J [author.].

Publisher: London Palgrave, 2015Description: xii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Online Access: Cover image Notes: Formerly CIP.Summary: "With the aspiration for a long life now achievable for many individuals, the status of old age as a distinct social position has become problematic. In this radical re-examination of the nature of old age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard reveal the emergence of a 'fourth age' that embodies the most feared and marginalised aspects of old age, conceptually linked to and yet distinct from traditional models of old age. Inspired by the authors' ground-breaking work on the third and fourth age and supported by extensive sociological, medical and historical research, Rethinking Old Age offers a unique and timely analysis of the fourth age as a 'social imaginary' that is shaped and maintained by the social, cultural and political discourses and practices that divide later life. It stands as a significant resource for students, academics and practitioners of Sociology, Ageing Studies, Gerontology, Social Policy, Health Studies, Social Work and Nursing. "--Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing in Australia : challenges and opportunities.

by O'Loughlin, Kate (ed.) | Browning, Colette (ed.) (Colette J.) | Kendig, Hal (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Springer, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Description: xii, 290 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Critical perspectives on ageing societies / edited by Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf.

by Bernard, Miriam | Scharf, Thomas.

Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy, 2007Description: xii, 185 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Summary: This important new book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Together, they review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and, through the lens of 'passionate scholarship', provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing, in the 21st century. The contributions extend the critical gerontological approach conceptually, methodologically and practically. They offer close and scholarly analysis of policies affecting the lives of older people and provide insights into why research is done in particular ways. Special attention is paid to feminist contributions and new approaches to working in partnership with older people; age discrimination and ageism; the impact of neo-liberal policies and the passage of various human rights instruments; the re-medicalisation of later life; the participation of older people in research; and justice between generations. The editors and contributors offer suggestions for promoting change, and an exciting set of visions and perspectives for the renewal and development of critical gerontology in the years ahead."Critical Perspectives on Ageing Societies" will be a valuable resource for all students, academics and practitioners interested in ageing and the life course.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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