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Cultures of care in aging

Author: Thomas J Boll; Dieter Ferring; Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: Charlotte, NC : IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2018]
Series: Advances in cultural psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about caring for elderly persons in the 21th century. It shows that care has many facets and is influenced by many factors.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cultures of care in aging.
Charlotte, NC : IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2018]
(DLC) 2017055827
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Boll; Dieter Ferring; Jaan Valsiner
ISBN: 9781641131391 164113139X
OCLC Number: 1014007297
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 422 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Culture in the act of caring: Bringing Geropsychology, other gerosciences, and Cultural Psychology togetherPART I:Population aging, demographic trends, and consequences for long-term careHistory of professional care for the elderly personsTurning the `problem' into the solution: Hopes, trends and contradictions in home care policies for ageing populationsPositive aging and concepts of care: Need for bridge-building instead of separationCommentary: Coming of age in a youthful culture: A commentary from cultural psychologyPART II: Caring for the elderly - effects on family and adolescentsOlder persons' care-related preferences: Cultural and cross-cultural influencesCommentary: The carer and the cared: A cultural-psychological elaborationPART III: Scientific and legal concepts of care dependency: Role for understanding, emotional responding, and acting in the field of elder careThe role of informal caregivers in long-term care for older people: Needs and supportsSuffering and compassion in older adult caregiving relationshipsPerson - environment fit and quality of careCommentary: Meaning focused perspectives on suffering, compassion, and caregiving for the elderly: A commentary on Schulz`s & Monin`s modelPART IV: A systematic review of self-care assistive technologies for aging populationPersonnel recruitment and retention in long-term elder careConcepts and strategies of quality assurance in care for older peopleStriving for culturally competent elder careCommentary: Caring through cultureConclusions: Care in aging: Cross-fertilization within and between geropsychology, other gerosciences, and cultural psychology
Series Title: Advances in cultural psychology.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Boll and Dieter Ferring, University of Luxembourg, Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg University.

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