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

The Sociology of Ageing

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


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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