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Managing the ageing experience : learning from older people

Author: Denise Tanner
Publisher: Bristol ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2010.
Series: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A book which truly makes older people's experiences central to understanding how best policy makers and practitioners might promote well-being in later life."

Current social policy recognises that older people should be treated as experts in their own lives and be actively involved in their care. This book explores what can be learned from older people's experiences of managing ageing.

Direct connections are made between the everyday experiences and perspectives of older people and related research and theoretical perspectives. This yields an engaging and informative analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and what this means for policy and practice directed at promoting older people's well-being.

The book will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate students in health and social care and to practitioners in these fields.

"This unique book, based on the lived experience of older people, conveys important lessons for policy makers, service providers and practitioners about how older people manage the experience of ageing."

The study of ageing is continuing to increase rapidly across multiple disciplines. This wide-ranging new series will provide students, academics, professionals and policy makers with much-needed texts and critical perspectives on the latest research, theory, policy and practice developments in the field. With new areas of interest in mid and later life opening up, the series will bridge the gaps in the literature as well as providing cutting-edge debate on new and traditional areas of ageing within a lifecourse perspective. Focusing on the social rather than the medical aspects of ageing, each topical title summarises the key debates and developments in question, integrates theory and research and provides comprehensive referencing and links to key resources. --Book Jacket.  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tanner, Denise, 1960-
Managing the ageing experience.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2010
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Tanner
ISBN: 9781861348852 1861348851 9781861348869 186134886X
OCLC Number: 502034802
Description: vii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Starting from lives --
Setting the scene --
'Keeping going' --
'Staying me' --
'The slippery slope' --
'Sustaining the self' --
Destinations and directions.
Series Title: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Responsibility: Denise Tanner.


This book provides an engaging analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and gives the reader an insight into what this means for policy and practice.  Read more...


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"Written in a clear and engaging style that draws the reader into the everyday lives of older people, it reveals the independent spirit and coping abilities of many of the older participants and is Read more...

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