Author: Mark Butler
Release Date: 2015-11-24
The average Australian's life expectancy has increased by twenty - five years over the past century - from mid fifties to early eighties - a monumental achievement with huge political impact. For decades to come ageing will touch almost every area of policy - retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design, health... The greying Baby Boomers are leading 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. Advanced Australia takes up this challenge and makes the case for a more positive approach to ageing and one that argues for the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.
Author: Hal Kendig
Publisher: ANU Press
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
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.
Author: Eileen Willis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-05-25
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
Author: Laetitia Hattingh
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-08-01
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.
As the consequences of climate change become perilously close to the point of no-return, time-wasting wars over what to do distract us from taking real action. Mark Butler, the opposition minister for climate change and energy, makes a forceful case for using less and cleaner energy as part of global action to save the planet. Doing so will also make Australia attractive for the massive global market of investors and create new jobs in clean energy. Climate Wars argues that only Labor, the party with a proven track record for national reform, has the plan and the will to ensure bold action before it is too late.
Author: Maria Vidal Grau
Publisher: Universitat de Lleida
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.
Author: Dr Christine Milligan
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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.
'A comprehensive text addressing this issue is welcome and this book addresses service provision for older people with disabilities from a UK, USA and Australian perspective. The book would serve as a useful reference book for Health and Social Service personnel, particularly students, from a variety of disciplines working with older adults, in the learning disability field or with older people who have lifelong physical disabilities. A particular strength is the inclusion of case vignettes that describe individual older clients with lifelong disabilities; interesting questions are posed for discussion which relate to the subject matter in each of the five sections. The vignettes are interesting and enjoyable to read and would be useful for group work/teaching purposes.' - International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 'This book is most welcome with an extensive review of the research and service development in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia with illustrative vignettes and relevant questions following the first four parts of the book. Suggested literature is also part of each chapter. All in all, a book recommended for both practitioners, researchers and policy makers involved with persons with life long disability as they age.' - International Journal of Adolescent Medical Health 'In all, this book is an essential addition to the library of service provider organisations, policymakers, researchers, and families and all who wish to share in ensuring the well-being and quality lifestyles of this growing and emerging group of citizens. I see this book as a seminal text in this area.' - Marie Knox (School of Humanities and Human Services, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane) in Intellectual Disability Australasia 'This book makes a commendable contribution in uniting thinking and strategic planning, and also through providing empirical evidence to illustrate ways forward that have meaning for older people with disabilities, their families and front-line professionals.' - from the Foreword by Gordon Grant Based on the author's 18 years' research experience and social work practice expertise, this pioneering guide provides up to date specialist knowledge about ageing with a disability in the context of the more mainstream knowledge about ageing processes. Christine Bigby uses the concept of 'successful ageing' as a framework in which to consider the issues and practicalities for older people with a lifelong disability. Bigby presents strategies for the various challenges involved in the physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of ageing and proposes an integrated framework of service development and policy directions for the implementation of these strategies. Particular focus is given to lifestyle planning, encompassing subjects such as daily activity and leisure, housing and support, advocacy, case management and health. Consideration is also given to working with older parental carers of adults with a lifelong disability to support preparation and planning for the transition from parental care.