Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Library Search

 

Independence and dependence in aging: a new balance

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Lowy, L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1989

Abstract:

Any age finds a person in a balancing state between dependence & independence. Here, the relationship between this balance & the socioemotional aspects of life-cycle state, & the interpersonal dimensions of the continuum between dependence & independence are explored. Concepts in social gerontology are examined for their relation to the independence/dependence continuum, & the socioemotional difficulty of dependence in a culture that extols independence is described. Tasks for social workers & others involved with the elderly are delineated, including preservation of a concept of self-esteem by allowing the person to be dependent, assistance in negotiating filial crises, & insuring some freedom from financing, housing, & social insecurity.


Further Details

Volume: 13
Issue: 3-4
Accession Number: 21.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: oldersecurityindependenceDependencyLife cycle
Reads: 199
Back