By Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig
This stimulating quantity examines the various faces of Australia’s ageing inhabitants, the social and well-being matters they take care of, and the stairs being taken—and many who may be taken—to support make certain a extra optimistic and efficient later lifestyles. person and societal getting older are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diversified, and marked by means of way of life demanding situations stemming from the country’s fiscal buildings, attitudes, geography, political panorama, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging insurance (e.g., well-being, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses strategies to be had to older humans, and the function of households, employers, provider prone, executive enterprises, and others in selling or increasing these offerings. The book’s double emphasis on demanding situations in older people’s lives and possibilities for boosting their caliber of existence is on transparent exhibit as case reviews study coverage issues—and suggest solutions—in a societal and person context.
Included within the coverage:
· Australian advancements in growing old: matters and history.
· Cultural range, healthiness, and ageing.
· Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to range in coverage and practice.
· improving the wellbeing and fitness and employment participation of older workers.
· Housing and the environments of ageing.
· future health providers and deal with older people.
The wealthy examples in Ageing in Australia include a intensity of knowing and facts for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists learning getting older, future health care pros delivering care to older humans, and coverage analysts assessing parts for improvement.
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Ageing in Australia: Challenges and Opportunities by Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig