Mental health and well-being in later life

Cattan, Mima (2009) Mental health and well-being in later life. McGraw-Hill / Open University Press, Maidenhead. ISBN 9780335228928

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Abstract

Mental health issues amongst older adults are becoming ever more prevalent. This fascinating book looks broadly at the mental health and well being issues that affect adults in later life. Taking a holistic approach to mental health and mental health promotion, the book explores the debates around what is meant by mental health and mental illness and the wider social determinants of mental health. All chapters have a common thread running through them - each of which was identified as being a key theme for mental health and well-being by adults in later life. Among them are issues relating to: Gender Ethnicity Societal diversity Poverty Class Cultural differences. A range of examples from the UK and other countries, along with insights gained from older people's own perspectives, are used to emphasise the evidence base for effective interventions to promote mental health. Case studies, vignettes and quotes demonstrate how social theory and principles of health promotion can be effectively applied to improve practice. Mental Health and Well Being in Later Lifeis key reading for those working or intending to work in public health, health promotion and health and social care professions, especially those who work with older people.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Edited book.
Uncontrolled Keywords: older people-mental health, mental health promotion
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Healthcare
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2009 10:30
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1873

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