Dying in Old Age

Three-quarters of deaths in the U.S. today occur to people over the age of 65, following chronic illness. This new experience of "predictable death" has important consequences for the ways in which societies structure their health care systems, laws, and labor markets. Dying in Old Age: U.S. Practice and Policy applies a sociological lens to the end of life, exploring how macrosocial systems and social inequalities interact to affect individual experiences of death in the United States. Using data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study and Pew Research Center Survey of Aging and Longevity, this book argues that predictable death influences the entire life course and works to generate greater social disparities. The volume is divided into sections exploring demography, the circumstances of dying people, and public policy affecting dying people and their families. In exploring these interconnected factors, the author also proposes means of making "bad death" an avoidable event. As one of the first books to explore the social consequences of end of life practice, Dying in Old Age will be of great interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in sociology, social work, and public health, as well as scholars and policymakers in these areas.

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  • Author : Sara M. Moorman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 196 pages
  • ISBN : 1351020161
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Dying in Old Age

Dying in Old Age
  • Author : Sara M. Moorman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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Three-quarters of deaths in the U.S. today occur to people over the age of 65, following chronic illness. This new experience of "predictable death" has important consequences for the ways in which societies structure their health care systems, laws, and labor markets. Dying in Old Age: U.S. Practice and Policy applies a sociological lens to the end of life, exploring how macrosocial systems and social inequalities interact to affect individual experiences of death in the United States. Using data

Old Age

Old Age
  • Author : John A. Vincent,Professor of History John Vincent
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 12 April 2021
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This book provides an overview of the key issues arising from this demographic change, asking questions such as: * What if any, are the universal characteristics of the ageing experience? * What different ways is it possible to grow old?

Medical Sociology and Old Age

Medical Sociology and Old Age
  • Author : Paul Higgs,Ian Rees Jones
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 January 2009
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The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and Jones show how both standpoints have a restricted sense of contemporary ageing which has prevented an understanding of the way in which health in later life has

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa

Health and Care in Old Age in Africa
  • Author : Pranitha Maharaj
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 July 2020
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This book explores health and care of the older population in Africa, focusing on policy and programmatic responses, gaps and future challenges related to health and care across the continent. The first part of the book sets the scene for the volume, profiling the demographic and health situation of the elderly in Africa. It also provides an overview of the various models of care in Africa, looking in particular at the family care model, which constitutes the main source of

Socialization to Old Age

Socialization to Old Age
  • Author : Irving Rosow
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release : 04 September 2018
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The prevailing wisdom in gerontology is that people routinely adjust to old age just as they adjust to earlier life stages. But aging presents unusual circumstances, and the transition processes that typify earlier passages fail to operate in the customary way. The reasons for this are the subject of this book. Its basic thesis is clear: unlike other status changes in American life, people are not effectively socialized to old age. Irving Rosow shows that there is virtually no role

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
  • Author : Tom Dening,Alan Thomas,John Paul Taylor,Robert Stewart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 05 November 2020
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Part of the authoritative Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the developments in old age psychiatry since publication of the Second Edition in 2013, and remains an essential reference for anyone interested in the mental health care of older people.

Inequality And Old Age

Inequality And Old Age
  • Author : John A Vincent
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 September 2003
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An analysis of ageing in relation to identity formation, inequality and stratification. The book outlines a theory of social inequality which encompasses those inequalities associated with old age - in addition to class, gender, race and ethnicity.; This book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate sociology courses in social stratification and social theory, as well as students and researchers in social policy, social welfare and health with an interest in the study of ageing.

Aging and Old Age

Aging and Old Age
  • Author : Richard A. Posner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 April 1997
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Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly.

Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age

Reciprocity and Dependency in Old Age
  • Author : Sue Thompson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 18 April 2013
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​​This book highlights (1) the significance of reciprocity for the maintenance of self-esteem in old age and (2) the negative implications for the well-being of dependent older people when that significance goes unrecognized and, as a consequence, opportunities to give back to society, as well as take from it, are not facilitated by those in a position to do so. The discussion draws on research undertaken in the UK and Southern India into the extent to which having the self-perception of being