Older People in Modern Society is an established classic text in its field and through subsequent editions its reputation and that of its author has grown. In this fourth and renamed edition, Anthea Tinker synthesises and discusses a wide range of literature about older people, drawing from fields such as medicine, sociology and social policy and using primary source material to illustrate the text. She also introduces a number of topics that have attained greater importance since publication of the third edition in 1992, for example, continuing care and the abuse of older people.
'Students of social policy will welcome the fourth edition of Anthea Tinker's classic text...;It is a mine of useful detail and source material and covers housing, the financial and employment position of older people and the role of the family and community as well as the health and personal social services in supporting older people. New sections consider some of the main effects of the last government's health and social services reforms...;Importantly it places emphasis on the social contribution of older people...;It provides a balanced overview written in the finest traditions of academic social administration, of one of the most important contemporary policy areas and is an essential text for students from a wide range of disciplines.' Community Care
Table of Contents
Editor's preface Author's preface to the fourth edition Acknowledgements List of abbreviations
Part One. The background 1. Introduction 2. A profile of older people 3. General review of the literature
Part Two. Needs and how they are met 4. A critical narrative of the main developments in services for older people 5. The financial and employment position 6. Health 7. Housing 8. Personal and other social services 9. Some groups with special needs 10. Community care - the family 11. Community care - support from the wider community
Part Three. Assessment 12. The contribution of older people 13. Some general problems 14. The topic in perspective
Part Four. Documents
Older People in Modern Society by Anthea Tinker
Longman Social Policy In Britain Series
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