Ageing, health and illness

Cartwright, Colleen and Parker, Victoria (2005) Ageing, health and illness. In: Living with illness: psychosocial challenges for nursing. Elsevier (Churchill Livingstone), Sydney, Australia, pp. 54-69. ISBN 0-7295-3750-1


This chapter will briefly consider the changing demographics of both developed and developing countries, and the corresponding need for health care professionals to facilitate the fitness and health of older people. This is followed by a discussion of the most common health problems experienced by older people; in particular, those that frequently mark the transition to frailty, and around which a great deal of health care revolves. The chapter concludes with the case study of an elderly lady with osteoarthritis. Her story - including the challenges, joys and realities of ageing with a musculoskeletal disorder - will be the focus surrounding the objectives of the chapter.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 5. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher's copyright restrictions. Multiple print copies held in the USQ Library at call no. 610.73 Liv.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 05:28
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2012 00:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing; health; illness
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology

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