23. Theoretical Perspectives from Gerontology and Lifespan Development

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi1 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney2
  1. Thomas O. Blank

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch23

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Blank, T. O. (2012) Theoretical Perspectives from Gerontology and Lifespan Development, in Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice (eds K. M. Bellizzi and M. A. Gosney), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

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Keywords:

  • cancer survivorship, and aging;
  • gerontology and lifecourse/lifespan;
  • oncology, and cancer experience;
  • socioemotional selectivity and time;
  • treatment choice/gerontology practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • An Overarching Perspective

  • Basic Approaches and Concepts of Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Lifecourse Perspectives

  • Definitional Issues and Case Examples

  • A Matrix of Factors Influencing Well-Being of Older Cancer Patients and Survivors

  • Overview of Relevant Theories and Concepts

  • Lessons and Implications for Professionals

  • Conclusions

  • References