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Aging and Diversity An Active Learning Experience

ISBN-10: 041595214X
ISBN-13: 9780415952149
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $51.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

In a time of growing awareness of the diversity among elders, Mehrotra and Wagnernbsp;provide an excitingly fresh perspective that helps readers develop a clearer understanding of gerontology and that bridges the gap between students and service providers in the field. Aging and Diversity combines a clear narrative with active learning experiences. The authors invite readers to broaden their works view, enhance culturally relevant skills, understand older adults through a life-course perspective, and view aging from a multi-ethnic perspective. Specific chapters address psychological aging, issues in health and sexuality, caregiving, work and retirement, religion and spirituality, and death and grieving. For ease of use, each chapter includes orienting questions, a narrative that includes and introduction and summary, vignettes, structured orienting questions, a narrative that includes introduction and summary, vignettes, structured individual and group learning experiences, comprehensiontests, quizzes, glossary, and an annotated bibliography of suggested readings. Aging and Diversity offers undergraduates and service providers tools that will enable them to understand diversity and its impact on the lives of older adults in the United States. Aging and Diversity will be invaluable to both students and practitioners in the fields of gerontology, psychology and sociology of aging, counseling, adult learning, social work, family studies, and multicultural studies.nbsp;The booknbsp;informs gerontologists and students about the interplay between diversity and aging, and will be useful as a text in gerontology, adult development, gerontological nursing, social work, family studies, and health education courses.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction to the Second Edition
Aging and Diversity
What Do We Mean by Diversity?
Why Should We Focus on Diversity and Aging?
What Elements of Diversity Will We Include in This Book?
What Do We Mean by Race or Ethnicity?
Ethnicity
Other Categorizations
Interactional Nature of Elements of Diversity and Aging
Changing Nature of Groups
Within-Group and Between-Group Differences
Acculturation
Demographics of American Elders
What Is the Race or Ethnicity of These Older Adults?
What Is the Gender Distribution Among Older Adults?
What Is the Socioeconomic Status of Older Adults?
What Proportion of Older People Live in Rural Settings?
How Many Elders Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender?
A Note on Terminology for Diverse Groups
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Research Methods
Why Focus on Research Methods?
How Do We Understand People and Their Behavior?
What Disciplines Study Aging?
What Disciplines Study Issues of Diversity?
Are There Disciplines That Study Both Aging and Diversity?
A Brief History of Research on Aging and Diversity
Overview of the Research Process
How Diversity Can Affect the Research Process
Identifying the Research Question or Problem
Theory and Conceptual Models
Conducting the Research
How to Improve Research with Elders from Diverse Groups
Issues of Trust
Bright Lights for Aging and Diversity Research
Community-Based Participatory Research
Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Psychology and Aging
Aging, Sensation, Perception, and Cognition
Sensory and Perceptual Changes
Sensory Changes and Diversity
Cognitive Changes
Culture and Cognition
Culture, Aging, and Cognition
Attitudes Toward Aging and Older People
Defining Terms
Attitudes About the Aging Process Across Cultures
Older People: Attitudes Toward Elders Across Cultures
Discrimination and Ageism
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Health Beliefs, Behaviors, and Services
Health Beliefs and Behaviors
What Is Health?
How Do Behaviors Influence Health?
How Do Elements of Diversity Affect These Health-Related Behaviors?
Health Care Services and Diverse Elders
Health Insurance
Service Providers
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Inequalities in Health
Illness and Aging
Common Conditions That Affect Older Adults in General
Mental Illness and Aging
Health Inequalities
Mental Health Inequalities
Mortality and Diversity
Race/Ethnicity and Mortality
Mortality and Socioeconomic Status
Gender and Mortality
Chapter Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Informal and Formal Care for Older Persons
Living Arrangements
Informal Care
Gender of Caregivers
Informal Caregiving Among Blacks
Informal Caregiving Among Hispanics
Informal Caregiving Among Asian/Pacific Islanders
Informal Caregiving Among Native Americans
Informal Caregiving Among Elders Who Are Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual
Formal Care
Adult Day Care
Assisted Living Facilities
Nursing Homes
Barriers Hindering the Use of Formal Care
Programs and Services
Culturally Sensitive Care
Interventions for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health
Technology to Help Older Persons and Their Family Caregivers
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Work, Retirement, and Leisure
Gender and Ethnic Differences in the Older Workforce
Increase in Labor Force Participation
Gender Differences
Ethnicity and Labor Force Participation
Barriers to Employment
Age Discrimination
Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Negative Stereotypes
Individual and Job Obsolescence
Creating New Opportunities for Work
Retirement
Diversity and Retirement
Variations of Retirement
Need for Retirement Planning
Retirement Planning Programs
Adjustment to Retirement
Leisure Pursuits
Senior Centers
Volunteering
Religious Participation
Lifelong Learning
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Religious Affiliation and Spirituality
Defining Spirituality and Religion
Conceptualization and Measurement of Religiousness and Spirituality
Quantitative Methods
Qualitative Methods
Religious Participation Among African Americans
Organizational Religious Participation
Nonorganizational Religious Involvement
Impact of Religion on Mental Health and Well-Being
Impact of Religion on Physical Health
Religious Participation Among Hispanics
Organizational Religious Practices
Nonorganizational Religious Practices
Faith
Impact of Religiousness on Health and Well-Being
Religious Participation Among Native Americans
Religious Traditions Among Asian Americans
Islamic or Muslim Tradition
Hindu Tradition
Buddhist Tradition
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
References
Death, Dying, and Bereavement
U.S. "Mainstream" Approach to Life and Death
What Do We Mean by Mainstream Group?
Beliefs About Life and Death
End-of-Life Practices
Bereavement and Coping
Approaches to Life and Death from Diverse Cultural Groups in the United States
African Americans
Hispanic Americans
American Indians and Alaska Natives
Asian Americans
Summary
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Audiovisual Resources
References
Epilogue
Bringing It All Together
Note to Instructors
Index

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