Enduring Questions in Gerontology

Enduring Questions in Gerontology

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Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect on their disciplines, consider how key questions have emerged, review how they have changed in the decades since gerontology entered the fray, and speculate what may lie ahead. The resulting collection of essays offers a comprehensive perspective on the enduring questions in gerontology and how they have shaped our understanding of differences in the experience of old age. Key contributors to this volume include: George L. Maddox Christine L. Fry Steven Austad Kenneth Brummel-Smith Manfred Diehl Martha Holstein W. Andrew Achenbaum James E. Birren As an emerging or seasoned scholar, you will find insights into the ways in which each disciplinary focus grapples with societal transitions, identifies emerging issues, and lays out strategies and salient perspectives for what should come next.Currently, the national average of geriatricians is 5.5 per 10, 000 persons over the age of 75. ... Geriatric medicine incorporates the general knowledge of internal medicine and family practice, as well as neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation.

Title:Enduring Questions in Gerontology
Author:Debra J. Sheets, RN, PhD, Dana Burr Bradley, PhD, Jon Hendricks, PhD
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2005-11-10


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