Once I became a pensioner I became a nobody - a non entity: the story of one woman's experience of the health care system

Greaves, Moira and Rogers-Clark, Cath (2011) Once I became a pensioner I became a nobody - a non entity: the story of one woman's experience of the health care system. Contemporary Nurse, 37 (2). pp. 204-212. ISSN 1037-6178

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Abstract

This article highlights one socially isolated older person’s experiences of ageing in a large metropolitan Australian location and the problems she encounters in attempting to access appropriate and timely health care. As society moves into a phase of rapid demographic ageing, this personal account provides health professionals with an in-depth insight in to what it can be like to live in social isolation as one ages and needs ever increasing health care. Win is part of a larger study investigating difficulties encountered by socially isolated older people in accessing health care needs, and preferred her real name to be used for this article. All other names used are fictitious to preserve anonymity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 1992-2011 eContent Management. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Ms Annette Nanka
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: invisible; pensioner; non-entity; ageing; social isolation; health care
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220319 Social Philosophy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920206 Health Inequalities
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.5172/conu.2011.37.2.204
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19815

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