Self-care in Later Life: Research, Program, and Policy Issues
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 294 pages
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.
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2 Dynamics and Processes of SelfCare in Old Age
3 The Research Basis for the Design and Implementation of SelfCare Programs
4 Evaluating Psychosocial Interventions for Promoting SelfCare Behaviors Among Older Adults
Exploring the Theoretical Underpinnings of SelfCare
6 The Role of Social Science Research in Understanding Technology Use Among Older Adults
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