Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

Author(s): Elspeth Stirling

Published Online: 7 JUL 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470683354

Online ISBN: 9780470660089

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660089

About this Book

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

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