Handbook of Gerontology: Evidence-Based Approaches to Theory, Practice, and Policy / Edition 1by James A. Blackburn
Pub. Date: 04/20/2007
This multidisciplinary, evidence-based overview of theories, policies, and practices gives the reader a firm ground in gerontology. Many of the contributors are world-class researchers and clinicians of gerontology. See more details below
This multidisciplinary, evidence-based overview of theories, policies, and practices gives the reader a firm ground in gerontology. Many of the contributors are world-class researchers and clinicians of gerontology.
Table of Contents
About the Editors.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
1 Global Aging (Karen M. Sowers and William S. Rowe).
PART II: EVIDENCE-BASED THEORY.
2 Biological Aspects and Theories of Aging (Laura J. Pankow and Jeffrey M. Solotoroff).
3 Cognitive and Affective Theories of Adult Development (Bert Hayslip Jr. and Benjamin P. Chapman).
4 Personality Theories of Successful Aging (Natalie C. Ebner and Alexandra M. Freund).
5 Wisdom, Life Longings, and Optimal Development (Susanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, and Paul B. Baltes).
6 Sociological Approaches to Understanding Age and Aging (Debra A. Street).
PART III: EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH PRACTICE.
7 Health Promotion (Jill Bradshaw and Waldo C. Klein).
8 Disability (Elizabeth Lightfoot).
9 Sleep Disturbances (Mary Ann Leitz).
10 Sexuality and Intimacy (Linda J. Brock and Glen Jennings).
11 Depression (Leslie Hasche and Nancy Morrow-Howell).
12 Substance Abuse (Noell L. Rowan and Anna C. Faul).
13 Alzheimer’s Disease (Masahiro Shigeta and Akira Homma).
14 Grief and Bereavement (Robert O. Hansson, Bert Hayslip Jr., and Margaret S. Stroebe).
PART IV: EVIDENCE-BASED FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PRACTICE.
15 Parenting Grandchildren (Hwa-Ok Hannah Park and Jan Steven Greenberg).
16 Family Caregiving (Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, Jeannine M. Rowe, and Karl Kosloski).
17 Community- and Facility-Based Care (Gretchen E. Alkema, Kathleen H. Wilber, and Susan M. Enguidanos).
18 Elder Abuse (Patricia Brownell and Gina R. Rosich).
19 Health Decisions and Directives about the End of Life (Jay Wolfson and Rebecca Morgan).
PART V: CONCLUSION.
20 Global Challenges for an Aging Population (Jeanette C. Takamura).
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