Twenty-Five Years of the Life Review: Theoretical and Practical Considerations

1st Edition

Robert Disch

Published February 6, 1989
Reference - 156 Pages
ISBN 9780866568364 - CAT# HW11828

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In this thought-provoking book, professionals in the field of aging examine the history and concept of the life review. The life review--a theory about the nature of the life cycle first presented in 1962--has become a foundation for program development with the elderly. This unique analysis of the life review goes beyond the early formulation both in theory and practice. Critics of the life review suggest ways in which the theory can be modified and expanded and offer several unique methods of creatively adapting these criticisms and changes to practical purposes. Proponents of the life review--while emphasizing that reminiscence is not a panacea--proclaim its historical, educational, and therapeutic value.


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