Aging, communication, and health: linking research and by Mary Lee Hummert, Jon F. Nussbaum

By Mary Lee Hummert, Jon F. Nussbaum

This assortment highlights the present efforts through students and researchers to appreciate the getting older strategy because it pertains to the overall healthiness of older adults. With contributions from overseas students in conversation, psychology, public well-being, medication, nursing, and different components, this quantity emphasizes communique as a severe learn, schooling, coverage, and perform factor for the layout, provision, and evaluate of future health and social prone for older adults. geared up into sections addressing conversation advancements within the healthcare enviornment, concerns in provider-patient verbal exchange, and the relationships among relatives communique and health and wellbeing. The chapters disguise severe subject matters on the topic of winning getting older, equivalent to Alzheimer's illness, controlled care and older adults, verbal exchange problems with critical dementia, and healthcare decision-making inside households. The editors have designed this quantity to be available to a large viewers, together with students and scholars of getting older and conversation, healthcare practitioners with older consumers, and getting older members and their households who're pursuing techniques for winning getting older. The chapters signify the top degrees of present scholarship on verbal exchange, getting older, and health and wellbeing, delivering a robust beginning for destiny learn. each one contribution additionally addresses the utilized implications of this examine, delivering functional assistance to readers facing those concerns of their personal lives. As a complete, getting older, verbal exchange, and healthiness represents an incredible increase towards realizing the significance and alertness of verbal exchange for profitable getting older.

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In one study (Grigsby, Burton, Kaehny, Schlenker, & Shaughnessy, 1994), medical directors expressed fear that telemedicine might be used simply to confirm impressions, thus leading to unnecessary services and costs. And, as demonstrated in this chapter, technology can enable elderly patients or their families to bypass the traditional health system and directly purchase their own health care or products. The Internet, for example, is already emerging as a means of direct purchasing power for senior citizens.

Finally, we thank our colleagues who contributed chapters to this volume. Their willingness to share their thoughts and scholarly research on aging, communication, and health not only contributes to our knowledge within this very important area of study, but also will surely help all of us as we age and care for those who are in need of our support. We also hope that this book finds its way into the hands of those who are not academicians, and that it contributes to their quality of life as they meet the challenges and experience the many rewards of aging.

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