Loading, please wait...

product description page

Healthy Ageing : A Capability Approach to Inclusive Policy and Practice - (Hardcover)

Healthy Ageing : A Capability Approach to Inclusive Policy and Practice -  (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

What does it mean to age well? This important new book redefines what ‘successful’ ageing means, challenging the idea that physical health is the only criteria to gauge the ageing process and that an ageing population is necessarily a burden upon society.

Using Sen’s Capability Approach as a theoretical starting point Healthy Ageing: A Capability Approach to Inclusive Policy and Practice outlines a nuanced perspective that transcends the purely biomedical view, recognising ideas of resilience, as well as the experiences of older people themselves in determining what it means to age well. It builds to provide a comprehensive response to the overarching discourse that successful ageing is simply about eating well and exercising, acknowledging not only that older people are not always able to follow such advice, but also that well-being is mediated by factors beyond the physical.

In an era where ageing has become such an important topic for policy makers, this is a robust and timely response that examines what it means to live well as an older person. It will be hugely valuable not only for students of gerontology and social care, but also professionals working in the field.

Number of Pages: 169
Genre: Psychology
Series Title: Critical Approaches to Health
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Christine Stephens & Mary Breheny
Language: English
Street Date: June 12, 2018
TCIN: 53075131
UPC: 9781138193925
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-3806
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $140.00 Save $7.00 (5% off)
not available
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.