Centre for Policy on Ageing


Aspects of ageism
 — a discussion paper
Author(s)Alison Norman
Corporate AuthorCentre for Policy on Ageing - CPA
PublisherCentre for Policy on Ageing, London, 1987
Pages25pp (CPA papers 2)
SourceCentral Books, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 5LN.
AnnotationThe effects of ageism have an influence on the provision of services for our older population. This can be seen in the low status attributed to the care of older people, both paid and unpaid; in the lack of suitable practical support for those caring for older people at home; in the lack of concern and appropriate action on the part of general practitioners, and in low standards of institutionalised care, especially for older people who are dying. Finally, in the conflict of interests with younger generations for jobs, housing, benefits and services, older people often fight a losing battle. This seminal work calls for considered criteria for providing services for older people, some of which has come to pass in the provision of the National Service Framework for Older People (Department of Health, 2001) but the author believes that until needs can be properly assessed, the "rights" of older people and their carers will "remain a sham". (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930430001
ClassmarkB:TOB *

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