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Valuing older people : positive psychological practice

Author: Elspeth Stirling
Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Èlspeth Stirling's intellect. wisdom and compassionate commitment to the well-being of older people shines through in this book. It represents a revolutionary challenge not only to clinical psychology and related profession but also to the mechanisms and attitudes of Western society in general. I predict this book will come to be judged as a milestone in the literature on the psychology of ageing.' Dr Sinclair  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elspeth Stirling
ISBN: 9780470683354 047068335X 9780470683347 0470683341
OCLC Number: 461631354
Description: viii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The psychology and ecology of ageing --
Preventive psychology in later life --
Assessment in the new paradigm --
New paradigm principles for intervention --
Older people with cognitive disabilities --
New paradigm principles of service design --
Psychological therapies with older people.
Responsibility: Elspeth Stirling.

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Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice applies Social Role Valorization (SRV) and positive psychology principles to our thinking about how we can contribute to better humanitarian care  Read more...

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   schema:reviewBody ""Èlspeth Stirling's intellect. wisdom and compassionate commitment to the well-being of older people shines through in this book. It represents a revolutionary challenge not only to clinical psychology and related profession but also to the mechanisms and attitudes of Western society in general. I predict this book will come to be judged as a milestone in the literature on the psychology of ageing.' Dr Sinclair Longh, Head of Psychology Services for Older People. Dorset PCT" "Àt a time when age equality is being promoted as a policy. this book provides a welcome antidote to dogma, communicating a positive psychology of ageing that is grounded equalty in theory and practice. Social Role Valorization (SRV) has found its champion, in relation to ageing and older people. in Elspeth Stirling. This is a powertul and refreshing book that could change the way we see older people and ageing.' Bob Woods. Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People, Bangor University. UK." "Valuing Older People applies Social Role Valorization (SRV) and positive psychology principles to our thinking about how we can contribute to better humanitarian care for people in later life. SRV theory is based on the idea that society devalues particular groups of people identified as fundamentally different, in this case older people and especially those with dementia. ongoing physical disabilities and illnesses. and end-of-life issues." "In this book. Elspeth Stirling applies SRV not only in counteracting this view of older people as being valueless, but also in demonstrating that they have a beneficial effect on society as a whole. Similarly, positive psychology theory is used to outline the strengths and virtues which enable both older individuals and the wider community to thrive. Stirling argues that the presence of older people coping with disabilities helps all age groups to develop the personal attributes necessary to cope in a demanding world where ecological resources are becoming ev." ;
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