Valuing Older People: Positive Psychological Practice

  • Publish Date: 2010-05-17
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Elspeth Stirling
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This book examines the growing importance of positive psychologyand its connection to later life.

  • Applies Social Role Valorisation (SVR) principles to care of older people,particularly thosewith seriously disabling conditions such as dementia, stroke, and multiple health problems
  • Provides a comprehensive body of positive principles and practical approaches for those whocare for older people
  • Examines the impact of the devaluation of older peoples lives in the context of societies dependenton technology
  • Demonstrateshow more age-inclusive societies and open awareness of later-life issues are fundamental to strong communities, as well as to personal happiness and resilience