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Title Ageing in Australia : challenges and opportunities / Kate O'Loughlin, Colette Browning, Hal Kendig, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series International perspectives on aging ; 16
International perspectives on aging ;16
Contents 1: Introduction: Challenges and Opportunities -- 2: Population Aging/Demographic change -- 3: Health and Aging -- 4: Cultural diversity and aging -- 5: Indigenous Australians and Aging -- 6: Employment and older people -- 7: Attitudes to Aging -- 8: Health policy and aging -- 9: Aging and Health Services -- 10: Retirement Income -- 11: Environments of Aging -- 12: Transport Options for Older People -- 13: Politics and Advocacy for Older Australians -- 14: Aged Care: Service Delivery and Practice -- 15: Directions and Choices for the Future
Summary This stimulating volume examines the many faces of Australia's ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken--and many that should be taken--to help ensure a more positive and productive later life. Individual and societal ageing are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diverse, and marked by daily life challenges stemming from the country's economic structures, attitudes, geography, political landscape, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging coverage (e.g., health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses options available to older people, and the role of families, employers, service providers, government agencies, and others in promoting or expanding those choices. The book's double emphasis on challenges in older people's lives and opportunities for enhancing their quality of life is on clear display as case studies examine policy issues--and propose solutions--in a societal and individual context. Included in the coverage: · Australian developments in ageing: issues and history · Cultural diversity, health, and ageing · Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice · Enhancing the health and employment participation of older workers · Housing and the environments of ageing · Health services and care for older people The rich examples in Ageing in Australia contain a depth of understanding and evidence for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists studying ageing, health care professionals providing care to older people, and policy analysts assessing areas for improvement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aging -- Australia.
Gerontology -- Australia.
Older people -- Australia.
Form Electronic book
Author Browning, Colette (Colette J.), editor
Kendig, Hal, 1948- editor
O'Loughlin, Kate, editor
ISBN 1493964666 (electronic bk.)
9781493964666 (electronic bk.)