Changing Horizons in the 21st Century: Perspectives on Ageing
The twenty-first century presents a changing global demographic. People are living longer and older people comprise a continued greater representation in populations. This book provides detailed insights into ageing issues related to longitudinal studies, legislation, policy, and the ageing experience (including a personal reflection on ageing), as well as ageing and the environment, intergenerational relations, ageivism and age representations in media. Consequently, the reader will benefit from a more complete, holistic understanding of ageing which will enhance their interactions with older people. The contributors here are globally recognised experts in diverse areas within ageing research, scholarship and practice. The volume is, therefore, unique and not limited to health and social care professionals, but also provides insights into the diversity of the context and experience of ageing. The content is also of interest to those studying social gerontology, urban planning, and sociology, as well as legal professionals and policy makers.
Amanda Phelan is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Older People in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems at University College Dublin, Ireland. She co-ordinates the graduate gerontological programmes, and is involved in many national and international projects and organisations related to older people. She is a widely published author with over 150 peer-reviewed publications, including three books in the area of social gerontology.
Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, MD, FRCPI, is Consultant Geriatrician at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of University College Dublin, he served as Vice-President of Education and Professional Development at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) from 2007 to 2014. He has been Registrar of the RCPI since 2014 and was the Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme for Older People in the Health Service Executive, Ireland. He is also the current President of the Irish Gerontological Society of Ireland.
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