Public Health And Aging

Author by : Steven Mark Albert
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Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : " The new edition has the balance of breadth and depth and should appeal to practitioners, academics and students alike. The second edition of Public Health and Aging is a must-read book in the developing field of public health and aging. --American Public Health Association [This] book provides an understanding of the physical, mental, and social functioning domains that affect older persons and how these affect quality of life. This is a valuable addition to the growing field of public health and aging. --Doody's The health care industry has continued its efforts to promote health and prevent disease among elderly populations. In this book, however, the authors argue that simple health promotion and disease prevention are not enough to address the many challenges of aging-whether it entails being physically frail, living with dementia, or approaching death. Instead, the unique focus of this groundbreaking text centers on maximizing function and well-being for the elderly. This book promotes the development and maintenance of optimal physical, mental, and social functioning, irrespective of acquired disease and with due recognition of the senescent changes that accompany late life. Updated, revised, and significantly expanded, this second edition contains new chapters that examine chronic disease, long-term care, and ethical issues in public health and aging. The book also serves as an excellent textbook for both graduate and undergraduate curriculums. Key Features: Provides updated statistics and trends related to physical, cognitive, and affective functioning for older adults Covers key topics such as physical functioning and disability, cognitive disability, affective and social functioning, quality of life, and mortality Discusses the national efforts to make communities more elder-friendly Includes important information on evidence-based depression management programs Covers the core fields of public health: epidemiology, population studies, health systems and policy, and health behaviors Instructor's Guide available to qualified instructors (contact [email protected]) This book serves as an invaluable resource to both health professionals and students, delineating what measures health care professionals can take to help elderly populations not only maintain but optimize their health. "


Encyclopedia Of Aging And Public Health

Author by : Sana Loue
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Americans are living longer, and the elder population is growing larger. To meet the ongoing need for quality information on elder health, the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health combines multiple perspectives to offer readers a more accurate and complete picture of the aging process. The book takes a biopsychosocial approach to the complexities of its subject. In-depth introductory chapters include coverage on a historical and demographic overview of aging in America, a guide to biological changes accompanying aging, an analysis of the diversity of the U.S. elder population, legal issues commonly affecting older adults, and the ethics of using cognitively impaired elders in research. From there, over 425 entries cover the gamut of topics, trends, diseases, and phenomena: -Specific populations, including ethnic minorities, custodial grandparents, and centenarians -Core medical conditions associated with aging, from cardiac and pulmonary diseases to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s -Mental and emotional disorders -Drugs/vitamins/alternative medicine -Disorders of the eyes, feet, and skin -Insomnia and sleep disorders; malnutrition and eating disorders -Sexual and gender-related concerns -And a broad array of social and political issues, including access to care, abuse/neglect, veterans’ affairs, and assisted suicide Entries on not-quite-elders’ concerns (e.g., midlife crisis, menopause) are featured as well. And all chapters and entries include references and resource lists. The Encyclopedia has been developed for maximum utility to clinicians, social workers, researchers, and public health professionals working with older adults. Its multidisciplinary coverage and scope of topics make this volume an invaluable reference for academic and public libraries.


Public Health For An Aging Society

Author by : Thomas R. Prohaska
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Students and practitioners will find Public Health for an Aging Society an invaluable resource both in the workplace and the classroom.


Public Health And Aging

Author by : Tom Hickey
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : "The strength of this book lies in the wisdom and stature of its authors. Included are contributions from some of the most knowledgeable and respected figures in the fields of public health and aging services." -- Contemporary Gerontology


Aging And Public Health

Author by : Gari Lesnoff-Caravaglia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
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Description : As the population continues to age, traditional concerns must expand from physical and biological concerns to incorporate social and behavioral perspectives. Professionals in the fields of aging and public health need to assess the nature of the increased panoply of services that must be developed to match the requisites of such population in a humane and cost-effective manner. Such considerations must take into account not only individual and generational differences, but the diversity resulting from particular groups and subgroups within the aging population.


Population Aging A Public Health Challenge

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Presents a September 1998 World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet about the public health challenge of an aging population in developing countries.


The Demography And Epidemiology Of Human Health And Aging

Author by : Jacob S. Siegel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : With this book, Siegel, an internationally known demographer and gerontologist, has made a unique contribution to the fledgling fields of health demography, and the demography and epidemiology of aging. The book represents a felicitous union of epidemiology, gerontology, and demography, and appears to be the first and only comprehensive text on this subject now available. Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography, gerontology, and epidemiology, including medical sociology, biostatistics, public policy, bioethics, and molecular biology, the author treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and findings, covers the material internationally, nationally, and locally, and while focusing on the elderly, treats the entire life course. The methods, materials, and pespectives of demography and epidemiology are brought to bear on such topics as the prospects for future increases in human longevity, the relative contribution of life style, environment, genetics, and chance in human longevity, the measurement of the share of healthy years in total life expectancy, the role of population growth in the rising costs of health care, and the applications of health demography in serving the health needs of local communities. The separate chapters systematically develop the topics of the sources and quality of health data; mortality, life tables, and the measurement of health status; the interrelationships of health, on the one hand, and mortality, fertility, migration, and age structure, on the other; health conditions in the less developed countries; the concepts and theories of aging and projections of the aged population; and local health applications, public health policy, and bioethical issues in health demography. Given its comprehensiveness, clarity, interdisciplinary scope, and authencity, this book appeals to a wide range of users, from students and teachers of medical sociology, the demography of aging, and public health studies to practitioners in these areas, both as a text in health demography and the demography/epidemiology of aging, and as a reference work in these fields.


Public Health And Aging

Author by : Steven M. Albert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : 2 A Public Health Framework for Thinking about Aging -- Aging and Senescence -- Biomarkers of Aging -- Phenotypes of ""Frailty"" and ""Successful Aging""--Aging and Disability: Reassessment of the WHO Model -- Aging and ""Social Age"" -- True or False? -- When Does Old Age Begin? -- Summary -- 3 Public Health and the Demography of Aging -- Epidemiologic Transition I: Declining Death Rates across the Life Span -- Epidemiologic Transition II: Increasing Life Expectancy -- Epidemiologic Transition III: Population Aging -- Aging and Risk of Death.


Aging Place And Health

Author by : William A. Satariano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : Aging, Place, and Health: A Global Perspective examines the interplay of biological, social, and environmental factors affecting the health and well-being of aging individuals, their families, and communities. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, this book provides a clear, coherent structure to address the diversity of topics in this increasingly vital field. The second edition maintains the ecological approach using the same framework as in the first edition. The ecological model serves as a template for the organization of the book. The new edition provides a more global focus and introduces new topics such as the impact of technology. This edition also introduces a new co-editor as well as specific chapters prepared by leading experts in the field.


Ageing Physical Activity And Health

Author by : Karin Volkwein-Caplan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic in public policy and planning. This book examines the challenges presented by an ageing global population, our varying expectations of healthy ageing, and the importance of exercise and physical activity for the elderly. Drawing on empirical research from around the world, it considers the factors that influence health and well-being in later life and compares practices and policies designed to promote healthy ageing. It presents case studies from 15 countries spanning Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and sheds light on how attitudes to physical activity differ across nations, regions and cultures. Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives is important reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in physical activity, public health, exercise science or gerontology.


Aging And Public Health

Author by : American Public Health Association. Annual Meeting
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Cognitive Aging

Author by : Institute of Medicine
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : For most Americans, staying "mentally sharp" as they age is a very high priority. Declines in memory and decision-making abilities may trigger fears of Alzheimer's disease or other neurodegenerative diseases. However, cognitive aging is a natural process that can have both positive and negative effects on cognitive function in older adults - effects that vary widely among individuals. At this point in time, when the older population is rapidly growing in the United States and across the globe, it is important to examine what is known about cognitive aging and to identify and promote actions that individuals, organizations, communities, and society can take to help older adults maintain and improve their cognitive health. Cognitive Aging assesses the public health dimensions of cognitive aging with an emphasis on definitions and terminology, epidemiology and surveillance, prevention and intervention, education of health professionals, and public awareness and education. This report makes specific recommendations for individuals to reduce the risks of cognitive decline with aging. Aging is inevitable, but there are actions that can be taken by individuals, families, communities, and society that may help to prevent or ameliorate the impact of aging on the brain, understand more about its impact, and help older adults live more fully and independent lives. Cognitive aging is not just an individual or a family or a health care system challenge. It is an issue that affects the fabric of society and requires actions by many and varied stakeholders. Cognitive Aging offers clear steps that individuals, families, communities, health care providers and systems, financial organizations, community groups, public health agencies, and others can take to promote cognitive health and to help older adults live fuller and more independent lives. Ultimately, this report calls for a societal commitment to cognitive aging as a public health issue that requires prompt action across many sectors.


Global Health And Global Aging

Author by : Mary Robinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The book covers the fundamentals of global aging and health and provides real-world models from countries and regions that offer the best practices in current approaches. Global Health and Global Aging presents information about leadership and governance challenges as well as insights about aging in different cultures and countries in all regions of the world.


Ageing Health And Care

Author by : Christina R. Victor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Policy Press
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Description : "Christina Victor's authoritative text on ageing and health digs deep into the meaning and challenges of old age. It is essential reading for practitioners as well as gerontological specialists."-Professor Fiona Ross, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's, University of London "Professor Victor's book is highly readable and informative about the different models of health. It contains a wealth of fascinating material, from the types of health-related data collected in early censuses to the emergence of anti-ageing medicine. She also uses examples from research to illustrate and enliven key points throughout. There are useful exercises for postgraduate students, as well as key websites. This is an important contribution to the literature in gerontology."-Professor Ann Bowling, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London "This is an informative, accessible and essential reader and study guide for anyone with an interest in ageing: gerontologists, health and social care professionals, managers, policy makers, academics and researchers." Professor Brenda Roe, Evidence Based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University The ageing of the population has enormous policy implications for the provision of, and access to, healthcare. People aged 65+ are the major consumers of the healthcare system, accounting for about half of all National Health Service resources. Furthermore, those aged 85+ represent 1% of the population but consume 10% of all healthcare resources. Christina Victor's important new textbook provides: a comprehensive overview of the health status and experiences of older people chapters on physical health, mental health, disability and lifestyle a synthesis of current policy developments relating to health and social care for older people an examination of the key debates concerning the health of future cohorts of elders an international, up-to-date perspective. Written by a leader in the field the book covers key questions such as the fitness of older people in the future, the widening inequalities in the health of older people and the extent to which health in old age reflects habits and behaviours in earlier life


Aging In European Societies

Author by : Constantinos Phellas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Between longer life expectancies and declining birth rates, Europe’s elder population is growing into a sizable minority with considerable impact on nations, health systems, and economies—in other words, global implications as well as local and regional ones. Those investing in the health of older adults need a double perspective: the social and clinical complexity of aging and the larger forces shaping these experiences. Aging in European Societies examines aging trends across the continent, analyzing individual and collective variables that affect the lives of older adults, and drawing salient comparisons with other parts of the world. An interdisciplinary panel of experts provides theory, research, and empirical findings (with examples from the UK, Cyprus, Sweden, and others) in key areas such as family and social supports, physical and cognitive changes, dependence and autonomy issues, and living arrangements. The book’s wide-net approach offers insights into not only aging, but aging well. And of particular importance, it details approaches to defining and measuring the elusive but crucial concept, quality of life. Included in the coverage: The potential for technology to improve elders’ quality of life. Dementia and quality of life issues. Changes in functional ability with aging and over time. Family networks and supports in older age. Factors influencing inequalities in quality of life. Late-life learning in the E.U. Gerontologists, sociologists, health and cross-cultural psychologists, and public health policymakers will welcome Aging in European Societies as a springboard toward continued discussion, new directions for research, and improvements in policy and practice.


Aging And Public Health

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Aging In Hong Kong

Author by : Jean Woo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : With the longest life expectancy for men and the second longest for women, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s aging population. The daily lives of its older adults closely match the advantages and disadvantages experienced by urban elders in other developed countries. For these reasons, Hong Kong’s elderly serve as a salient guide to older people’s social, psychological, and healthcare needs—concerns of increasing importance as the world grows older. Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic population as a case study specifically in comparison with their counterparts in the West, shedding light on diverse, interrelated currents in the aging experience. Referencing numerous international studies, the book contrasts different health service arrangements and social factors and relates them to a variety of health outcomes. Its wide-ranging coverage documents health and illness trends, reviews age-friendly policy initiatives, relates health literacy to patients’ active role in their own care, and discusses elders as an underserved group in the division of limited health funding and resources. This multiple focus draws readers’ attention to policies that need revisiting or retooling as chapters analyze major life areas including: Living environment. Retirement and post-retirement employment issues. Financial asset management. Health literacy regarding aging issues. Elder-positive service delivery models. Ageism in the prioritization of healthcare. End-of-life issues. By assembling such a wealth of data on its subject, Aging in Hong Kong puts ongoing challenges into clear focus for gerontologists, sociologists, health and cross-cultural psychologists, public health policymakers, and others involved in improving the quality of elders’ lives.


Alcohol And Aging

Author by : Alexis Kuerbis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends, costs, benefits, and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies. This book embraces not only the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly, it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking, including physical and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medication complications, and accidents and injuries, and loss of independence. Written by experts in the field, this book is the only current text that includes the most current scientific, research, empirical, and practice information alongside a comprehensive review of the status of the field that will help guide alcohol use management and stimulate future research. Alcohol and Aging is the ultimate resource for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and professionals working with older adults who drink.


Aging And Public Health

Author by : Harry T. Phillips
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Health Promotion And Aging

Author by : David Haber, Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This acclaimed text promotes healthy aging by demonstrating how health practitioners, program developers, and policymakers can prevent or manage disease and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness in the older adult population. The eighth edition encompasses major new research that substantially updates previous recommendations. It provides important new content on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and the ACA; clinical preventive services; global aging; sexual health; saving for retirement; long-term care alternatives; and much more. Accessible and comprehensive, this text is supported by abundant tables, figures, and illustrations. It describes practical strategies--including model community and government initiatives--that have proven markedly successful, as well as health-promotion tools, resource lists, assessment tools, and checklists. New trends such as green burials, LGBT aging, yoga, and dancing exercise regimens are also covered. Additionally, each chapter features key terms, learning objectives, summary, and thought-provoking questions. An improved instructor package includes upgraded PowerPoints, a new test bank, sample syllabi, chapter summaries, discussion questions, chapter exams, and more. Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices or computers. New to the Eighth Edition: Updated research findings, demographics, figures, and statistics regarding health/social/medical trends/exercise/weight management New content on global aging, sexual health, and substance abuse New information on medical screening recommendations, cancer treatments, complementary and alternative medicine, and more New findings regarding mental health and older adults Significant updates to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the ACA Expanded section on global health and older adults Upgraded instructor support package Key Features: Provides an interdisciplinary view of how practitioners, program developers, and policymakers can improve health and wellness in older adults Describes successful community and government model programs and initiatives Delivers health-promoting tools, resource lists, checklists, and assessment tools Offers key terms, learning objectives, critical-thinking questions and reflection boxes Includes a robust instructor package


Grand Challenges Of Our Aging Society

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : Aging populations are generating both challenges and opportunities for societies around the globe. Increases in longevity and improvements in health raise many questions. What steps can be taken to optimize physical and cognitive health and productivity across the life span? How will older people finance their retirement and health care? What will be the macroeconomic implications of an aging population? How will communities be shaped by the shift in age structure? What global interconnections will affect how each society handles the aging of its population? To address these questions, the National Academies organized a symposium, summarized in the present volume, to determine how best to contribute to an evidence-based dialogue on population aging that will shape policies and programs. Presentations in the fields of biology, public health, medicine, informatics, macroeconomics, finance, urban planning, and engineering approached the challenges of aging from many different angles. The presenters reviewed the current state of knowledge in their respective fields, identifying areas of consensus and controversy and delineating the priority questions for further research and policy development.


Health Promotion And Aging Seventh Edition

Author by : David Haber, PhD
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : The seventh edition of this classic text champions healthy aging by demonstrating how to prevent or manage disease, and make large-scale improvements toward health and wellness in the older adult population. The text synthesizes state-of-the-art research findingsóproviding convincing evidence that health promotion truly worksówith practical, effective strategies. Encompassing important research results that supplant prior recommendations, this new edition provides updated best practices and strategies to ensure the active participation of older adults in all aspects of life. Completely reorganized for ease of use, this textbook features updated demographics and rankings for leading causes of death, new blood pressure screening guidelines and data on obesity and diabetes, updated exercise regimens, older driver statistics including the driverless car, caution regarding ineffective brain-training programs, and more. Highly practical, the text includes health-promoting tools, resource lists, assessment tools, illustrations, checklists and tables. Additionally, the book now includes key terms and learning objectives at the start of each chapter along with thought-provoking questions and reflection boxes. An Instructor's manual and Power Point slides are available to facilitate teaching New to the Seventh Edition: Provides updated blood pressure, cholesterol, DCIS, and lung cancer screening guidelines Presents updates on exercise regimens ranging from yoga to the tango Expands and updates section on emotional regulation and conflict resolution skills with aging Discusses Boomer Entrepreneurism Provides new policy recommendations, including student loan debt for older adults Expands gerotechnology and smart home innovations Updates "Obamacare" and health care delivery recommendations Addresses "Buyer Beware" regarding brain training programs Expands global aging and LBGT aging content


Osteoarthritis

Author by : David Hamerman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Nearly all Americans will develop arthritis to some degree as they get older. The first book of its kind, Osteoarthritis: Public Health Implications for an Aging Population, gathers together leaders in the fields of rheumatology, epidemiology, gerontology, and rehabilitation to present a new perspective on osteoarthritis as the prototypical chronic disorder associated with the aging process. A groundbreaking analysis of the study and treatment of osteoarthritis, the book thoroughly examines the links between aging, public health, and the consequences of osteoarthritis. The authors explore the association of aging and disease, quality of life until death, and long-term health care. They look at the phenomenon of osteoarthritis and disablement in the aging process. They discuss the use of exercise as a therapeutic intervention to promote health in older adults and improve function in osteoarthritis. And they look to the future to present prospects for early diagnosis, advanced treatments and therapies, and even health practices that may prevent the disease. Filled with straightforward information, insightful suggestions for health care promotion, and intriguing ideas about the relationship between age-related disease and the aging process, this text will be of interest to professionals, caregivers, and all individuals concerned with aging and health.


Public Health And An Aging Population

Author by : Gerontological Society of America
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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A Public Health Strategy For Living Aging And Dying In Solidarity

Author by : Mary Beth Morrissey
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : With more people living longer lives, there is increased importance in the health care industry on improving services for the elderly. This comprehensive book gives an expert overview of the topics and challenges, along with imperative ethical and legal frameworks. The book also details existing programs and benefits in relation to a realistic portrayal of population needs. Other important issues are covered such as long-term palliative care and hospice, other vulnerable populations, elder abuse, public-private collaboration, evidence-based policy-making, and much more.


The Public Health Aspects Of The Aging Of The Population

Author by : World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. Advisory Group on the Public Health Aspects of the Aging of the Population
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Planning Later Life

Author by : Mark Schweda
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book examines the relevance of modern medicine and healthcare in shaping the lives of elderly persons and the practices and institutions of ageing societies. Combining individual and social dimensions, Planning Later Life discusses the ethical, social, and political consequences of increasing life expectancies and demographic change in the context of biomedicine and public health. By focusing on the field of biomedicine and healthcare, the authors engage readers in a dialogue on the ethical and social implications of recent trends in dementia research and care, advance healthcare planning, or the rise of anti-ageing medicine and prevention. Bringing together the largely separated debates of individualist bioethics on the one hand, and public health ethics on the other, the volume deliberately considers the entanglements of envisioning, evaluating, and controlling individual and societal futures. So far, the process of devising and exploring the various positive and negative visions and strategies related to later life has rarely been reflected systematically from a philosophical, sociological, and ethical point of view. As such, this book will be crucial to those working and studying in the life sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, particularly in the areas of bioethics, social work, gerontology and aging studies, healthcare and social service, sociology, social policy, and geography and population studies.


Public Health Nursing Practicing Population Based Care

Author by : Truglio-Londrigan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Description : The Third Edition covers the role of nursing in primary health care, the history of public health nursing, the science of population-based care inclusive of epidemiology and social epidemiology, evidence-based practice for population health. In addition, coverage of technology for research, data storage, retrieval, trend identification, as well as technological innovations for educational program delivery to a population and social networking are also featured.