Advanced Australia

Author: Mark Butler
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522868944
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Social Science

Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more. Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.

Population Ageing and Australia s Future

Author: Hal Kendig
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 9781760460679
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Genre: Social Science

This volume provides evidence from many of Australia’s leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines to support policies that address challenges presented by Australia’s ageing population. It builds on presentations made to the 2014 Symposium of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. The material is in four parts: Perspectives on AgeingPopulation Ageing: Global, regional and Australian perspectivesImproving Health and WellbeingResponses by Government and Families/Individuals ‘The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia sees this volume as a major contribution to improving our understanding of Australia’s population ageing. Social science research in this area truly underpins our ability as a nation to manage such demographic change, and its consequences for the economy and society. Such knowledge helps ensure that our citizens can live even better lives.’ — Glenn Withers, President, ASSA ‘It is fantastic that Australians are living longer and healthier lives but we need to address these demographic changes.’ — The Hon Joe Hockey MP, 2015 Intergenerational Report

Alzheimer s Disease Media Representations and the Politics of Euthanasia

Author: Megan-Jane Johnstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317182443
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on extensive data including news media reports and commentaries, documentaries, courts and court reports, films, websites, professional literature and government and non-government agencies, this book explores the 'Alzheimerisation' of the euthanasia debate, examining the shift in recent years in public attitudes towards the desirability and moral permissibility of euthanasia as an end-of-life 'solution' for people living with the disease - not just at its end stage, but also at earlier stages. With attention to media representations and public understandings of Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Media Representations and the Politics of Euthanasia sheds light on the processes contributing to these changes in public opinion, investigating the drivers of vexed political debate surrounding the issue and examining the manner in which both sides of the euthanasia debate mobilise support, portray their opponents and make use of media technologies to frame the terms of discourse. Paving the way for a greater level of intellectual honesty with regard to an issue carrying significant policy implications, this book will be of interest to scholars of media and communication, social movements and political communication, and the sociology of health and medicine, as well as researchers and professionals in the fields of palliative and end of life care.

Understanding the Australian Health Care System E Book

Author: Eileen Willis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729581035
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Medical

A updated overview of Australia’s health care system, addressing its core features, concepts and issues Understanding the Australian Health Care System, 2nd edition is an excellent university book for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. Published four years after the original, this second edition has been fully revised to reflect major Australian health care reform. Its fully up-to-date content includes current governmental and legislative changes impacting Australia’s health care system. Other topics addressed include quality and safety within the system, health insurance in Australia – both public and private – the PBS and integrated medicine. This outstanding medical book delves deeply into the system’s theoretical framework, structure and organisation and includes comparisons with the US and UK health care systems. This new edition of Understanding the Australian Health Care System will be a valuable reference for those studying health science, health promotion, sports and exercise science, physiotherapy, human services, nursing, midwifery, medicine, paramedicine, health system management, medical radiations science and health informatics. Online student and instructor resources Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text Addresses a wide range of health professions – now including disability professionals and social workers Current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009) Stronger focus on social determinants throughout text Addresses current position on national registration Features an excellent ancillary package on Elsevier’s Evolve platform Includes three new chapters addressing: disability professionals; quality and safety; and social work Reflects major health care reform in Australia (COAG 2009) Discusses current theoretical framework for healthcare reform (Tuohy 2009) New contributors

Australian Pharmacy Law and Practice

Author: Laetitia Hattingh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729581431
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Medical

A new edition of this excellent pharmacy law text, fully updated and unique to the Australian marketplace. Australian Pharmacy Law and Practice 2nd edition is the key law and ethics resource for pharmacists and students. Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides an introduction to contemporary pharmacy practice in Australia, looking at the various laws, policies and standards that govern the profession. Australian Pharmacy Law and Practice 2nd edition features excerpts of the relevant legislation, addressing all the pharmacy laws and regulations Australia’s pharmacists need to know. This updated pharmacy law text also includes a wealth of new content, such as pharmacy-specific case scenarios. Plus, all chapters are clearly mapped to the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists 2010, which cover aspects of medicine regulation and pharmacy practice. An essential resource in the ever-changing area of pharmacy practice, this new edition of Australian Pharmacy Law and Practice is ideal for both pharmacy students wanting to understand the legal and regulatory implications of pharmacy practice and practicing pharmacists seeking clarification of their position in relation to the state and national legislation and regulation under which they practice. End-of-chapter questions and activities Further reading lists in every chapter State-specific and up-to-date legislation Clear, easy-to-follow layout Additional case study resources on Elsevier’s Evolve portal Case scenarios incorporated throughout chapters. Listing of National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists 2010 covered in each chapter.

Contexts of Nursing

Author: John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729581523
Release Date: 2014-01-26
Genre: Medical

The new edition of this popular nursing text introduces students to the theory, language and scholarship of contemporary nursing. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition continues to challenge and extend nursing students by exploring the key concepts underpinning contemporary nursing practice. This exceptional nursing textbook incorporates diverse views and voices and sometimes-controversial topics, encouraging student nurses to reflect, discuss and debate various issues, and ultimately helping them to develop their own positions. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition features abundant new and updated content – developed in consultation with practicing nurses and nursing students – yet remains based on the same aims and objectives of the popular first edition. Written by expert contributors, all of whom are helping shape contemporary nursing in Australia and New Zealand, this latest edition of Contexts of Nursing reflects the dynamic nature of nursing scholarship. Chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and now include fresh learning objectives, key words, reflective questions, recommended readings and references Content has been fully updated to reflect national registration A restructured table of contents links key chapters Each chapter addresses an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program. Topics include history, culture, ethics, law, technology and professional issues.

Das Ende der Arbeit und ihre Zukunft

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593400853
Release Date: 2004-03-15
Genre: Political Science

Die Arbeit hat sich im letzten Jahrzehnt weiter verändert. Bereits in 50 Jahren werden weniger als 10 Prozent der Bevölkerung ausreichen, um alle Güter und Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. Die Konsequenzen für die sozialen Sicherungssysteme sind dramatisch, soziale Konlikte scheinen unvermeidlich. Dass "es nicht mehr genug Arbeit für alle geben wird" erkannte Jeremy Rifkin bereits in seinem Weltbesteller Das Ende der Arbeit - und seine Thesen sind heute aktueller denn je. In der Neuausgabe des in 16 Sprachen übersetzten Bestsellers entwickelt Rifkin seine radikalen Vorschläge weiter und zeigt mit gewohntem wirtschaftlichen und politischen Sachverstand, wie wir verhindern können, dass uns die Arbeit ausgeht. "Rifkins Buch wird uns noch lange beschäftigen." Süddeutsche Zeitung

The polemics of Ageing as reflected in Literatures Essays on Ageing in Literature and Interviews with Vikram Chandra James Halperin Doris Lessing Zadies Smith and Terri ann White

Author: Maria Vidal Grau
Publisher: Universitat de Lleida
ISBN: 9788484094982
Release Date: 2004
Genre: LITERARY CRITICISM

El envejecimiento no es sólo un proceso biomédico, sino también social, económico, psicológico, político y cultural. Las representaciones literarias del envejecimiento contribuyen a entender aspectos como el miedo a la decrepitud, la pérdida de creatividad o la muerte, las relaciones intergeneracionales y la sostenibilidad de la calidad de vida. En el libro, escritores y académicos discuten temas de vital importancia para nuestras sociedades actuales con artículos y entrevistas que reflejan actitudes positivas hacia el proceso en que todos estamos implicados.

Zur Bedeutung von Technik im Alltag lterer

Author: Helga Pelizäus-Hoffmeister
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658021382
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Social Science

​Das Buch gibt einen umfassenden Einblick in das Thema „Alter und Technik“, ein Thema, das sich gegenwärtig auf allen Ebenen großer Beliebtheit erfreut. Denn der erfolgreiche Einsatz von Technik im Alltag Älterer kann einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Bewältigung einer Vielzahl von Herausforderungen des demografischen Wandels leisten, so die Hoffnung. Doch auch wenn die Relevanz des Themas evident ist, so fehlt es weitgehend an Analysen, die den Technikeinsatz von Älteren aus einer sozialwissenschaftlichen Perspektive, mit seinen sozialstrukturellen, kulturellen, individuellen, sozialen und ethischen Implikationen, beleuchten. Und gerade diese Lücke soll mit diesem Buch geschlossen werden. Aus einer soziologischen Perspektive wird ein Überblick über den komplexen Charakter des Technikeinsatzes im Alltag Älterer gegeben. Das Thema wird sowohl theoretisch als auch empirisch beleuchtet. Es wird ein soziologisches Rahmenkonzept entworfen, das das Zusammenspiel von Alter und Technik im Alltag beschreiben und erklären kann. Dadurch wird zugleich ein umfassender Einblick in die Bedingungen des (nicht) gelingenden Technikeinsatzes ermöglicht. Um aber nicht bei Erklärungsansätzen stehenzubleiben, sondern zugleich neue Perspektiven zu eröffnen, die zu einem erfolgversprechenden Technikeinsatz beitragen können, wird auf der Basis einer umfangreichen, qualitativ orientierten empirischen Untersuchung eine Vielzahl an Handlungsempfehlungen entwickelt.

Education and the ageing

Author: Australian Association of Gerontology. Conference
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015028875345
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Medical


Die Entschl sselung des Alterns

Author: Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 9783641112059
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Genre: Social Science

++++ Der SPIEGEL-Bestseller endlich im Taschenbuch ++++ Telomere sind die Schutzkappen unserer Chromosomen und damit direkt mit der Zellalterung sowie dem Entstehen vieler Krankheiten wie Krebs, Diabetes und Herzkreislaufbeschwerden verbunden. Nobelpreisträgerin Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn und ihre Kollegin Dr. Elissa Epel haben in jahrelanger Forschung herausgefunden, woraus unsere Telomere bestehen und wie wir sie erhalten können. Wissenschaftlich fundiert und praktisch erklärt: In diesem Buch finden Sie die Anleitung für einen vitalen Körper. Bleiben Sie jung und gesund – ein Leben lang.

There s No Place Like Home Place and Care in an Ageing Society

Author: Dr Christine Milligan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409488316
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Social Science

Against a background of debate around global ageing and what this means in terms of the future care need of older people, this book addresses key concerns about the nature and site of care and care-giving. Following a critical review of research into who cares, where and how, it uses geographical perspectives to present a comprehensive analysis of how the intersection of informal care-giving within domestic, community and residential care homes can create complex landscapes and organizational spatialities of care. Drawing on contemporary case studies largely, but not exclusively from the UK, the book reviews and develops a theoretical basis for a geographical analysis of the issue of care. By relating these theoretical concepts to empirical data and case studies it illustrates how formal and informal care-giver responses to the changing landscape of care can act to facilitate or constrain the development of inclusionary models of care.