Self Care in Later Life: Research, Program, and Policy Issues / Edition 1

Self Care in Later Life: Research, Program, and Policy Issues / Edition 1

by Marcia G. Ory
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826111866

ISBN-13: 9780826111869

Pub. Date: 03/01/1998

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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

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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 wiht age-related changes that threaten independence.

This volume assesses the efficacy of self-care in maintaining autonomy. It applies a broad definition of self-care that includes a range of behaviors undertaken by individuals, families, and communities to enhance health, prevent disease, limit illness, and restore health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826111869
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

    Contributors

    Foreword by Richard S. Schweiker

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction: The Nature, Extent, and Modifiability of Self-Care Behaviors in Later Life, Marcia G. Ory, Gordon H. DeFriese, and Alfred P. Duncker

  1. The Patterns of Self-Care Among Older Adults in Western Industrialized Societies, Thomas R. Konrad

  2. Dynamics and Processes of Self-Care in Old Age, Eleanor Palo Stoller

  3. The Research Basis for the Design and Implementation of Self-Care Programs, Thomas Prohaska

  4. Evaluating Psychosocial Interventions for Promoting Self-Care Behaviors Among Older Adults, William Rakowski

  5. Enhancing Self-Care Research: Exploring the Theoretical Underpinnings of Self-Care, Elaine A. Leventhal, Howard Leventhal, and Chantal Robitaille

  6. The Role of Social Science Research in Understanding Technology Use Among Older Adults, Laura N. Gitlin

  7. Self-Care in Minority and Ethnic Populations: The Experience of Older Black Americans, Lucille Davis and May L. Wykle

  8. International Perspectives on Self-Care Research, Kathryn Dean


  9. Afterword: Toward a Research Agenda for Addressing the Potential of Self-Care in Later Life, Gordon H. DeFriese, Marcia G. Ory, and Donald M. Vickery

    Appendix: Self-Care in Later Life--An Annotated Bibliography of Research Findings and Policy Issues, Alison Woomert

    Index

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