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Empowering Frail Elderly People

Empowering Frail Elderly People


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About the Book

This book provides a unique analysis of provider-, environment-, client-, and societal-based obstacles to the empowerment of frail elderly persons in a philosophical framework of social values, as well as an applied framework wherein a variety of international case studies by a distinguished board of contributors provide concrete examples of the feasibility of achieving real empowerment. Empowerment means different things to different people in the context of housing, health, and social service delivery. This book analyzes the various definitions of the concept and practice of the empowerment of frail older persons and then discusses the definitions in a philosophical framework of social values regarding aging and the older person.

Each chapter demonstrates the feasibility of achieving increased empowerment of older persons, even those with severe physical or mental disability. True empowerment of older persons in every country requires time, energy, money, and commitment to the goal. This book will be of interest to academic as well as professional audiences in areas of Gerontology, Psychology, Sociology, and Family Studies. Caregivers and policymakers will also find this analysis useful.


About the Author:

LEONARD F. HEUMANN is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, the Building Research Council Housing Research Development, and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana--Champaign./e

MARY E. McCALL is Professor of Psychology at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California./e

DUNCAN P. BOLDY is Professor and Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275966515
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 240 mm
  • No of Pages: 296
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 593 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275966518
  • Publisher Date: 30 Nov 2000
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 27 mm
  • Width: 161 mm


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