Aged Care: Old Policies, New Problems / Edition 1

Aged Care: Old Policies, New Problems / Edition 1

by Diane Gibson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052155957X

ISBN-13: 9780521559577

Pub. Date: 08/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The aging of the population is a demographic phenomenon, a social problem and a policy issue. The numbers of aged and the cost of supporting and caring for them are increasing, as is the feminization of aging. Diane Gibson provides a broad overview of the issues and policy responses worldwide, and an in-depth study of Australia—a country with typical problems

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Overview

The aging of the population is a demographic phenomenon, a social problem and a policy issue. The numbers of aged and the cost of supporting and caring for them are increasing, as is the feminization of aging. Diane Gibson provides a broad overview of the issues and policy responses worldwide, and an in-depth study of Australia—a country with typical problems and some world-leading solutions. She also offers a more conceptual look at theoretical implications and practical consequences. This book will set new standards for aged care policy and practice worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521559577
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. What's the Problem?: 1. The issues; 2. The Australian policy response; Part II. What's the Practice?: 3. De-institutionalisation and the aged care reform strategy; 4. The feminisation of ageing; 5. Regulating the quality of care; 6. Implementing user rights strategies; Part III. Reconceptualising Problems, Reorienting Solutions: 7. The 'problem of old women' redefined; 8. The Gordian knot: Defining outcomes; 9. Whose rights? Whose responsibility?; 10. The problem of dependency: Construction and reconstruction; 11. New problems, old solutions.

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