Healthy Ageing and Aged Care

Paperback | December 11, 2016

byMaree Bernoth, Denise Winkler

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Healthy Ageing and Aged Care takes an inter-disciplinary approach to supporting older people within the community and in care. The text takes a holistic view of the older person, and emphasises the positive aspects of the ageing process, maintaining that people age in healthy ways and continueto be an integral part of their families and communities. Based on the principles of the social determinants of health, the book is organised in three sections: The Context of Ageing, Social Aspects of Ageing, and Clinical Aspects of Ageing. The text is noteworthy in its inclusion of previously neglected topics, such as the growing numbers of homelessolder people, the growing prison population, and the fact that older people are remaining in the workforce longer or re-entering the workforce later in life.Accompanying videos and audio recordings give life to case studies in the text. They enhance the learning experience for the student audience by providing an opportunity to see the complexities and idiosyncrasies of situations relevant to older people and their carers.

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Healthy Ageing and Aged Care takes an inter-disciplinary approach to supporting older people within the community and in care. The text takes a holistic view of the older person, and emphasises the positive aspects of the ageing process, maintaining that people age in healthy ways and continueto be an integral part of their families an...

Maree Bernoth is Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Charles Sturt University. Denise Winkler is Research Assistant at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, Charles Sturt University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:451 pages, 9.76 × 8.03 × 0.01 inPublished:December 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195597583

ISBN - 13:9780195597585

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Context of Ageing1. The profile of older people in Australia and New Zealand2. The policies impacting ageing and aged care in Australia and New Zealand3. The experience of ageing as an Indigenous Australian and Maori Peoples4. The personal perspectives of ageing in a complex worldPart 2: The Social Aspects of Ageing5. Family relationships and informal care6. Intimate relationships7. Ageing in rural areas8. Vulnerabilities and Abuse9. Volunteer relationships and older people in the work force10. Leisure and Recreation in the lives of older people11. Previously unrecognised issues: Managing the Heath of an ageing prison and homeless populationPart 3: The Clinical Aspects of Ageing and Aged Care12. The impact of physiological changes on older people; implications for nursing practice13. The Older Person in Acute Care14. Maintaining Mental Health through the ageing experience15. Dementia16. Pharmacology17. The role of the Registered Nurse in maintaining optimal nutrition and hydration18. Mobility and falls prevention19. Managing multiple chronic conditions20. End of life careBonus online chapter Information access and use by older people