Social Gerontology: Multidisciplinary Perspective

by H Asuman Kiyak

Prentice-Hall Of Canada Ltd | July 24, 1998 | Hardcover |

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Aging is a fact of life. We see our parents and grandparents go through it. We even see ourselves go through it. As we get older, we enter a distinct stage of life, complete with its own biological issues and psychological and social ones too. Yet most books on social aging ignore the psychological and biological aspects of aging that make the social issues so important. This book provides a complete look at aging so that we can better understand the older stage of life for both ourselves and those around us. This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on social aging. It takes the approach of the older person in context, and how age-related changes in the biological, functional, and psychological domains can influence the older person's interactions with his/her social and physical environment. Unique features include an original approach, a multidisciplinary perspective, a framework based on research findings, and attention to differences by age, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. Social workers, psychologists, gerontology professionals, and professors.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 7.48 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 24, 1998

Publisher: Prentice-Hall Of Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0205277721

ISBN - 13: 9780205277728

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Social Gerontology: Multidisciplinary Perspective

by H Asuman Kiyak

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 608 Pages, 7.48 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: July 24, 1998

Publisher: Prentice-Hall Of Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0205277721

ISBN - 13: 9780205277728

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Summary and Implications,” “Glossary,” and “References.” I. THE FIELD OF SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY. 1. The Growth of Social Gerontology. Toward Understanding Aging. The Field of Gerontology. Social Gerontology. What Is Old Age? A Diverse Population. A Person-Environment Perspective on Social Gerontology. Organization of the Text. Why Study Aging? Growth of the Older Population. The Oldest-Old. Dependency Ratios. Population Trends. Worldwide Trends. Impact of Demographic Trends in the United States. Longevity in Health or Disease? How Aging and Older Adults Are Studied. Formal Development of the Field. Research Methods. 2. Historical and Cross-Cultural Issues in Aging. Old Age Historically. The Effects of Modernization. A Cross-Cultural View of Old Age in Contemporary Societies. Effects of Culture and Modernization Are Still Changing. II. THE BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL AGING. 3. The Social Consequences of Physical Aging. Biological Theories of Aging. Can Aging Be Reversed or Delayed? Research on Physiological Changes with Age. Changes in Sensory Functions. 4. Managing Chronic Diseases and Promoting Well-Being in Old Age. Defining Health. Quality of Life in Health and Illness. Effects of Stress on Health. Chronic and Acute Diseases. Causes of Death in Older Adults. Common Chronic Conditions. Falls and Their Prevention. Use of Physician Services by Older People. Health Promotion with Older People. III. THE P
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Aging is a fact of life. We see our parents and grandparents go through it. We even see ourselves go through it. As we get older, we enter a distinct stage of life, complete with its own biological issues and psychological and social ones too. Yet most books on social aging ignore the psychological and biological aspects of aging that make the social issues so important. This book provides a complete look at aging so that we can better understand the older stage of life for both ourselves and those around us. This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on social aging. It takes the approach of the older person in context, and how age-related changes in the biological, functional, and psychological domains can influence the older person's interactions with his/her social and physical environment. Unique features include an original approach, a multidisciplinary perspective, a framework based on research findings, and attention to differences by age, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. Social workers, psychologists, gerontology professionals, and professors.

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Aging is a fact of life. We see our parents and grandparents go through it. We even see ourselves go through it. As we get older, we enter a distinct stage of life, complete with its own biological issues and psychological and social ones too. Yet most books on social aging ignore the psychological and biological aspects of aging that make the social issues so important. This book provides a complete look at aging so that we can better understand the older stage of life for both ourselves and those around us. This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on social aging. It takes the approach of the older person in context, and how age-related changes in the biological, functional, and psychological domains can influence the older person’s interactions with his/her social and physical environment. Unique features include an original approach, a multidisciplinary perspective, a framework based on research findings, and attention to differences by age, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. Social workers, psychologists, gerontology professionals, and professors.
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