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Self-care in later life [electronic resource] : research, program, and policy issues / Marcia G. Ory, Gordon H. DeFriese, editors ; foreword by Richard S. Schweiker.

Publication:
New York : Springer Pub., c1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (294 p.)
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Subjects:
Older people -- Medical care -- Social aspects -- United States.
Older people -- Care -- Government policy -- United States.
Older people -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Self-care, Health -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
""This volume is uncontestably the most comprehensive and authoritative work on the subject of self-care available to date. It should set the stage for a new policy perspective on building a health care system that incorporates self-care at its core.""-- Lowell S. Levin, Yale School of Public Health. Practitioners and researchers who work with older adults are challenged to find ways to strengthen an elderly person's capacity to cope with age-related changes that threaten independence. This volume assesses the efficacy of self-care in maintaining autonomy. It applies a broad definition of self
Contents:
Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Nature, Extent, and Modifiability of Self-Care Behaviors in Later Life; 1 The Patterns of Self-Care Among Older Adults in Western Industrialized Societies; 2 Dynamics and Processes of Self-Care in Old Age; 3 The Research Basis for the Design and Implementation of Self-Care Programs; 4 Evaluating Psychosocial Interventions for Promoting Self-Care Behaviors Among Older Adults; 5 Enhancing Self-Care Research: Exploring the Theoretical Underpinnings of Self-Care
6 The Role of Social Science Research in Understanding Technology Use Among Older Adults 7 Self-Care in Minority and Ethnic Populations: The Experience of Older Black Americans; 8 International Perspectives on Self-Care Research; Afterword: Toward a Research Agenda for Addressing the Potential of Self-Care in Later Life; Appendix: Self-Care in Later Life-An Annotated Bibliography of Research Findings and Policy Issues; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-257) and index.
Contributor:
Ory, Marcia G.
DeFriese, Gordon H.
ISBN:
1-281-80603-X
9786611806033
0-8261-9695-0
OCLC:
476262774