The Social Theories of Ageing

Michael, A and Roe, Brenda (2004) The Social Theories of Ageing. Geriatric Medicine. pp. 11-14. ISSN 0268-201X

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Abstract

In this article, Dr A B Michael and Dr B Roe present a selection of social theroes of ageing relevant to all clinicians practising geriatric medicine. These theories shed light on how older people understand themselves and others, and how they see and are seen by society. This insight is essential for a deeper understanding of the older patient, exploration of the impact of social factors on older life, and is an important part of clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 09:20
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/3665

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