Health and Care in Ageing Societies

A New International Approach

Liz Lloyd

Health and Care in Ageing Societies

Liz Lloyd

Distributed for Bristol University Press

169 pages | 1 figure, 2 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781861349187 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781861349194 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Offering an important, international perspective on aging societies around the globe, this book critically analyzes the limitations of contemporary aging policies, calling for a fuller understanding of the relationship between health and care. Drawing on the feminist ethic of care, Liz Lloyd reviews a range of international evidence on health inequalities, health promotions, and health care. In doing so, she provides fresh insights for social scientists, policymakers, gerontologists, or anyone interested in the global policies that have had profound impact on how people experience aging.

List of abbreviations
Foreword by Judith Phillips

1. Introduction
2. Patterns and trends in ageing and health
3. Understanding health and care
4. The policy process in health and care
5. Health ageing: upstream actions to prevent illness
6. Medicine, ageing and healthcare
7. Care for health in later life
8. Conclusion

Review Quotes
Thomas Scharf, National University of Ireland, Galway
“This highly readable and thought-provoking book could not be more timely. In challenging orthodox – and increasingly pessimistic – understandings of health and care, Liz Lloyd makes a compelling case for change in the orientation of public policy in ageing societies.”
Bernd Rechel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
“The book places socioeconomic determinants of health at the centre of its discussion and draws attention to the vast social inequalities both within and across boundaries. . . . [It] covers an impressive range of disciplines . . . [and] provides an important critical perspective.” 
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