Women as They Age / Edition 2

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Overview

"Women As They Age, Second Edition explores state-of-the-art and developmental perspectives across the professions of sociology, psychology, social work, and nursing. You'll also find a close examination of the unique issues facing older women - including public policy, employment discrimination, and social program adequacy and equity; the relationship of older women to family; sexuality and intimacy; and special concerns of minority women. This volume includes a resource guide that explores the services available to older women. While addressing the troublesome situations of older women worldwide, Women As They Age, Second Edition also celebrates their triumphs, accomplishments, and contributions."--BOOK JACKET.
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Highlights the realities of being an aging woman in a youth-oriented, male-dominated society, and discusses the challenges associated with providing older women with services. Discussion encompasses personal and family relationships, sexuality, employment discrimination, health and health care, and attitudes on death and dying, reflecting the experiences of women from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Of interest to those in social work, gerontology, nursing, sociology, and psychology. This second edition takes into account changes in women's situations over the past 11 years. Garner is editor of the ; Mercer teaches social work at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789011268
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Ch. 1 Introduction: Accomplishments of Women As They Age 3
Ch. 2 Older Women: A Global View 13
Ch. 3 A Sociological Perspective on Women and Aging As the Millennium Turns 33
Ch. 4 Women and Aging: A Psychological Perspective 49
Ch. 5 Social Work Practice with Women As They Age 69
Ch. 6 Mental Health of Elderly Women 85
Ch. 7 Ethnic Minority Women As They Age 97
Ch. 8 Older Women's Relationships: Weaving Lives Together 115
Ch. 9 Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Parenting the Second Time Around 131
Ch. 10 Sexuality and Intimacy for Aging Women: A Changing Perspective 147
Ch. 11 Long-Term Care and the New Millennium 165
Ch. 12 The End of Aging: Women and Death 179
Ch. 13 Public Policy Effects on the Health Care of Older Women: Who Is in Charge? 195
Ch. 14 A Practical Resource Guide 215
Ch. 15 Conclusion: Empowerment and Self-Determination 235
Ch. 16 Animal Wisdom 241
Index 243
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