Women as They Age / Edition 2

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"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: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Part I: Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Accomplishments of Women As They Age
  • Accomplishments of Older Women
  • Overview of Contents
  • Chapter 2. Older Women: A Global View
  • The Aging Planet
  • Longevity: A Not-So-Delicate Balance
  • Marital Status
  • Employment
  • Income: The Haves and Have Nots
  • Health
  • Conclusion
  • Part II: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
  • Chapter 3. A Sociological Perspective on Women and Aging As the Millennium Turns
  • What Is a Sociological Perspective on Women and Aging?
  • What Is New?
  • Constraints Revealed and Emerging
  • What Is Next?
  • Chapter 4. Women and Aging: A Psychological Perspective
  • What Is a Psychological Perspective?
  • Biological, Social, and Environmental Influences
  • Historical Overview of Psychological Research on Women
  • Mental Processes and Aging
  • Personality Variables and Aging
  • Psychosocial Factors That Influence Well-Being
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Social Work Practice with Women As They Age
  • Clinical Social Work with Women in Middle Years
  • Clinical Social Work Services for Elderly Women
  • Summary and Recommendations
  • Chapter 6. Mental Health of Elderly Women
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Problems with Medications
  • Dementia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Chapter 7. Ethnic Minority Women As They Age
  • Ethnic Minority Status As Disadvantage
  • Ethic Minority Culture As Advantage
  • Conclusion and Comments
  • Part III: Special Issues
  • Chapter 8. Older Women's Relationships: Weaving Lives Together
  • Committed Partners
  • Perpetual Mothers
  • Influential Grandmothers
  • Supportive Sisters
  • Close Friends
  • Conclusions
  • Chapter 9. Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Parenting the Second Time Around
  • Demographic Characteristics
  • Developmental Issues
  • Consequences of Caregiving
  • Needs and Resources
  • The Future
  • Chapter 10. Sexuality and Intimacy for Aging Women: A Changing Perspective
  • Who Are Older Women?
  • Issues That Affect Sexuality in Older Women
  • Physical Changes in Sexuality
  • Special Populations
  • Interventions to Enhance Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Professional Contacts with Older Women
  • Future Trends
  • Chapter 11. Long-Term Care and the New Millennium
  • Introduction
  • What Is Long-Term Care?
  • A Continuum of Care?
  • Financing Long-Term Care: Who Pays?
  • Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
  • A Growth Industry
  • Caring for Others, Now Being Cared For
  • Alternatives to Nursing Homes
  • The “Oldest Old” and the Next Millennium
  • Chapter 12. The End of Aging: Women and Death
  • Confronting Loss
  • Facing Our Own Death
  • Conclusion
  • Part IV: Policies and Resources
  • Chapter 13. Public Policy Effects on the Health Care of Older Women: Who Is in Charge?
  • Introduction
  • Public Policy and Legislative Trends
  • Consumer Plans for Health Care
  • Health Care Treatment
  • Future Changes in Health Care
  • Chapter 14. A Practical Resource Guide
  • The Older Americans Act
  • Income Programs
  • Health Care Insurance and Services
  • Nutrition and Food Programs
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Home Health and Hospice Care
  • Homemaker Chore Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Institutionalization
  • Part V: Conclusions
  • Chapter 15. Conclusions: Empowerment and Self-Determination
  • Empowerment
  • Self-Determination
  • Chapter 16. Animal Wisdom
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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