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Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

ISBN/ASIN: 9780470683354,9780470660089 | 2010 | English | pdf | 215/215 pages | 2.43 Mb
Author: Elspeth Stirling(auth.)

This book examines the growing importance of positive psychology and its connection to later life. Applies Social Role Valorisation (SVR) principles to care of older people, particularly those with seriously disabling conditions such as dementia, stroke, and multiple health problems Provides a comprehensive body of positive principles and practical approaches for those who care for older people Examines the impact of the devaluation of older people’s lives in the context of societies dependent on technology  Demonstrates how more age-inclusive societies and open awareness of later-life issues are fundamental to strong communities, as well as to personal happiness and resilience Content:
Chapter 1 The Psychology and Ecology of Ageing (pages 1–16):
Chapter 2 Preventive Psychology in Later Life (pages 17–46):
Chapter 3 Assessment in the New Paradigm (pages 47–57):
Chapter 4 New Paradigm Principles for Intervention (pages 59–85):
Chapter 5 Older People with Cognitive Disabilities (pages 87–134):
Chapter 6 New Paradigm Principles of Service Design (pages 135–153):
Chapter 7 Psychological Therapies with Older People (pages 155–187):

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