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Understanding health promotion for older people: sociological contributions. Chap. 25

The Sociology of Ageing

Author: Kendig, H.
Year: 1996
Type: Book Section


This chapter examines ways in which sociological concepts and methods can be applied to understanding health promotion for older people. A sociological perspective is valuable for informaing social acrion because outcomes which are social in origin potentially are changeable. The chapter has 3 parts: the first considers how sociological perspectives relate to, and have lagged behind reasearch on ageing; the second part considers Australian research which applies sociological concepts within a multidisciplinary framework to a quantitative study of health status and a qualitative study of the meanings of health; the tird part provides a brief sociological interpretation of policy and related research developments in Australian health promotion as it concerns older people.

Further Details

Pages 362-377
Publish Location Melbourne
Publisher International Sociological Association
Accession Number December, 2010
Packaging Method Photocopy
Keywords Australia, older, health

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