Stories in Ageing,
Edition 2 Reflection, Inquiry, Action
By Margaret Webb, RN, RM, BNurs, GadDipFET, MEd(AWE), GadCert TESOL, Adv Dip Bus Man, Jan Skinner and Lisa Woodman

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2020

Stories in Ageing 2e presents an insightful collection of personal stories as told by a range of older people, carers, health professionals and family members. This unique resource offers nursing students and health professionals an extraordinary perspective on a range of topics related to ageing, including assisting and caring for the older person, the experience of ageing within a culturally diverse society, sexuality in the later years, maintaining independence at home and positive experiences of ageing.

Available as a print or eBook, this valuable resource builds empathy and understanding, and provides examples of innovative approaches to care with a focus on reflection, inquiry and action. The teaching and learning strategies assist in developing skills, attitudes and mindfulness around ageing, with a strong focus on a person-centred and lived approach.

A unique multilayered structure also promotes engagement with learners across diverse educational levels, ranging from certificate qualifications through to the undergraduate and postgraduate student.

Most importantly, Stories in Ageing provides a much-needed consumer voice for the older person, their families and their carers.

Key Features

  • Including 10 chapters, each presenting a variety of stories from consumers, carers and healthcare professionals around a range of topics related to ageing.
  • With 19 video stories embedded within eBook presenting personal accounts from a range of lived experiences.
  • Reflection, inquiry and action provide the framework for the teaching and learning strategies for each story, aimed at certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Weblinks, references and readings are included for further reading and research.
  • Transcripts of all interviews are included in the back of the book.
  • An eBook included in all print purchases
About the author
By Margaret Webb, RN, RM, BNurs, GadDipFET, MEd(AWE), GadCert TESOL, Adv Dip Bus Man, Member, Royal College of Nursing Association, Head of School – Health Services, Health Sciences, Southbank institute of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland; Jan Skinner, RN, DipAppSc, BN, MN, GradCert (Mgt) Regional Operations Manager, Aged Care Services; Member, Australian College of Nursing; Foundation Member, The Lantern Project and Lisa Woodman, RN, BN, GradDip (Ger Nsg), MEd (Prof), MMgt (Aged Care) Member, Australian College of Nursing, STTI, ACHSE
Table of Contents
About the authors
About this resource
Chapter 1: Perspectives on Ageing
The Panel
Chapter 2: Positive Ageing
The Red Hat Ladies’ story
Ron and Larry’s story
Chapter 3: The Indigenous Older Person
Odette’s story
Ali’s story
Chapter 4: Ageing Within a Culturally Diverse Society
Mercedes’ story
Rafael’s story
Chapter 5: Sexuality in the Later Years
Dr Cindy’s story
Chapter 6: The Sandwich Generation
Theresa’s story
Barbara’s story
Chapter 7: Maintaining Independence in the Home
Wendy’s story
Roseanne’s story
Barbara’s story
Chapter 8: Ageing and Health Compromise
Robert’s story
Leonie’s story
Judy’s story
Chapter 9: Facing Mortality
Maureen’s story
Shirley’s story
Chapter 10: Aged Care Facilities
Maureen’s story
Shirley’s story
Further readings and references
Book details
ISBN: 9780729543934
Page Count: 118
Retail Price : £30.99