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Negotiating Ageing: Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life

Negotiating Ageing: Cultural Adaptation to the Prospect of a Long Life

1st Edition

Simon Biggs
September 11, 2019

The world is growing older and this is a historically unprecedented phenomenon. Negotiating such change, personally, socially and for governments and international organisations requires an act of cultural adaptation. Two key questions arise: What is the purpose of a long life? and How do we adapt...

Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management

Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management

1st Edition

Mathias Ericson, Ulf Mellström
August 27, 2019

The overarching mission of the rescue services comprises three main areas of responsibility: protection against disasters and accidents; crisis management; and civil defence. This mission covers a long chain of obligations in trying to improve societal prevention capabilities and manage threats,...

A New Ethic of 'Older': Subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization

A New Ethic of 'Older': Subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization

1st Edition

Bridget Garnham
July 05, 2019

Through its themes of subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization this book critically examines the cultural constraints and incitements that shape the practice of cosmetic surgery by older people. The book problematizes anti-ageing discourses to provide a nuanced descriptive, ethical, and...

Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course

Digital Technologies and Generational Identity: ICT Usage Across the Life Course

1st Edition

Sakari Taipale, Terhi-Anna Wilska, Chris Gilleard
May 20, 2019

The short lifetime of digital technologies means that generational identities are difficult to establish around any particular technologies let alone around more far-reaching socio-technological ‘revolutions’. Examining the consumption and use of digital technologies throughout the stages of human...

Social Theory and Nursing

Social Theory and Nursing

1st Edition

Martin Lipscomb
May 20, 2019

Despite noteworthy exceptions, nursing’s literature largely disregards the ways in which social and sociological theory permeates, guides and shapes research, education, and practice. Likewise, social theory’s ability to position nursing within wider structures of healthcare and educational...

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care

1st Edition

Marita Nordhaug
May 07, 2019

Partiality and Justice in Nursing Care examines the conflicting normative claims of partiality and impartiality in nursing care, looking in depth at how to reconcile reasonable concerns for one particular patient with equally important concerns for the maximisation of health-related welfare for all...

Living with Mental Disorder: Insights from Qualitative Research

Living with Mental Disorder: Insights from Qualitative Research

1st Edition

Jacqueline Corcoran
October 18, 2018

This evidence-based text puts a human face on mental disorders, illuminating the lived experience of people with mental health difficulties and their caregivers. Systematically reviewing the qualitative research conducted on living with a mental disorder, this text coalesces a large body of...

Loss, Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System

Loss, Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System

1st Edition

Sue Read, Sotirios Santatzoglou, Anthony Wrigley
April 05, 2018

Life is characterised by movement, change and development, including transitions, losses and grief. People experiencing loss must learn to accommodate it and, sometimes, relearn new roles. Whether the offender is accommodating general loss (such as transition), the loss of others or facing their...

Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation

Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation

1st Edition

Therese Feiler, Joshua Hordern, Andrew Papanikitas
January 25, 2018

How does the market affect and redefine healthcare? The marketisation of Western healthcare systems has now proceeded well into its fourth decade. But the nature and meaning of the phenomenon has become increasingly opaque amidst changing discourses, policies and institutional structures. Moreover,...

Digital Media Usage Across the Life Course

Digital Media Usage Across the Life Course

1st Edition

Paul G. Nixon, Rajash Rawal, Andreas Funk
January 22, 2018

New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman declared the modern age in which we live as the ’age of distraction’ in 2006. The basis of his argument was that technology has changed the ways in which our minds function and our capacity to dedicate ourselves to any particular task. Others assert that...

The Story of Nursing in British Mental Hospitals: Echoes from the Corridors

The Story of Nursing in British Mental Hospitals: Echoes from the Corridors

1st Edition

Niall McCrae, Peter Nolan
August 30, 2017

From their beginnings as the asylum attendants of the 19th century, mental health nurses have come a long way. This comprehensive volume is the first book in over twenty years to explore the history of mental health nursing, and during this period the landscape has transformed as the large...

Compassionate Communities: Case Studies from Britain and Europe

Compassionate Communities: Case Studies from Britain and Europe

1st Edition

Klaus Wegleitner, Katharina Heimerl, Allan Kellehear
June 29, 2017

Compassionate communities are communities that provide assistance for those in need of end of life care, separate from any official heath service provision that may already be available within the community. This idea was developed in 2005 in Allan Kellehear’s seminal volume- Compassionate...

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