Ageing, Health and Care (Ageing and the Lifecourse Series) by Christina R. Vict

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Publication Year: 2010
Format: Paperback Language: English
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9781847420879

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9781847420879

Ageing, Health and Care (Ageing and the Lifecourse Series) by Christina R. Vict

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Ageing, Health and Care provides an international, up-to-date perspective on health and ageing, as well as a comprehensive overview of the health status and experiences of older people. Written by a leader in the field, this textbook covers key questions, such as the fitness of older people in the future, the widening inequalities in the health of older people, and the extent to which health in old age reflects habits and behavior in earlier life. The book includes chapters on physical health, mental health, disability, and lifestyle. Additionally, it offers a synthesis of current policy developments relating to health and social care for older people, and it examines the key debates on the future of health care for the elderly. The ageing of the population has enormous implications for the provision of, and access to, health care. Christina Victor’s important new textbook provides comprehensive overview of the experiences of older people, chapters on physical health, mental health, disability and lifestyle, a thesis of current policy developments, the key debates on the future health of elders and an international, up-to-date perspective.Written by a leader in the field, the book covers key questions such as the fitness of future older people, the widening inequalities in their health and whether health in old age is related to habits and behaviour in earlier life. The ageing of the population has enormous policy implications for the provision of, and access to, health care. People aged 65+ are the major consumers of the health care system accounting for about half of all NHS resources. Furthermore those aged 85+ represent 1 percent of the population but consume 10 percent of all health-care resources.

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ISBN-10 1847420877
ISBN-13 9781847420879

Key Details
Author Christina R. Victor
Number Of Pages 232 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2010-07-01
Language English
Publisher Policy Press
Publication Year 2010

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2009

Classification Method
LC Classification Number RA564.8
Dewey Decimal 362.19897
Dewey Edition 22

Reviews
Christina Victor’s authoritative text on ageing and health digs deep into the meaning and challenges of old age. It is essential reading for practitioners as well as gerontological specialists. Professor Fiona Ross, Dean, Faculty of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London Professor Victor’s book is highly readable and informative about the different models of health. It contains a wealth of fascinating material, from the types of health-related data collected in early censuses to the emergence of anti-ageing medicine. She also uses examples from research to illustrate and enliven key points throughout. There are useful exercises for postgraduate students, as well as key websites. This is an important contribution to the literature in gerontology. Ann Bowling, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London Medical School This is an informative, accessible and essential reader and study guide for anyone with an interest in ageing: gerontologists, health and social care professionals, managers, policy makers, academics and researchers. Brenda Roe, Professor of Health Research, Edge Hill University

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