"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.
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)