People are living longer, and the elder population is growing larger. To meet the ongoing need for quality information on elder health, this book combines multiple perspectives to offer readers a more accurate and complete picture of the aging process. The book takes a biopsychosocial approach to the complexities of its subject, and all chapters and entries include references and resource lists. The book includes entries on not-quite-elders' concerns (e.g., midlife crisis, menopause). The Encyclopedia has been developed for maximum utility to clinicians, social workers, researchers, and public health professionals working with older adults.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 843
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"This is a multiauthored encyclopedia on aging from a public health perspective. ... It is intended as a reference for practitioners caring for older persons, public health officials, and persons involved in planning for older persons. The authors have created a handsome book. There is a broad audience for this book -- trainees in social, nursing, and medical fields, public health officials, and planners for older persons can all use this book. ... it will appeal to a wide readership." (David O. Staats, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)
"This is a timely publication as the need for accurate and up to date information in this area is particularly acute due to the ever-increasing proportion of older adults that makes up the population. ... This work is written specifically for clinicians and researchers working with adults over the age of fifty, public health professionals, epidemiologists, nurses, psychologists and social workers. Its multidisciplinary coverage and scope of topics make it a useful resource for a library as a quick reference source ... ."(Lindsey Curtis, Reference Reviews, Vol. 22 (7), 2008)
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