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 via students and researchers to appreciate the getting older technique because it pertains to the future health of older adults. With contributions from foreign students in verbal exchange, psychology, public overall healthiness, medication, nursing, and different parts, this quantity emphasizes conversation as a severe study, schooling, coverage, and perform factor for the layout, provision, and evaluate of well-being and social prone for older adults. prepared into sections addressing verbal exchange advancements within the healthcare area, concerns in provider-patient conversation, and the relationships among kinfolk verbal exchange and well-being. The chapters hide serious issues on the topic of profitable getting older, equivalent to Alzheimer's sickness, 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 wide 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 recommendations for profitable getting older. The chapters symbolize the top degrees of present scholarship on conversation, getting older, and health and wellbeing, delivering a powerful origin for destiny learn. every one contribution additionally addresses the utilized implications of this study, supplying functional advice to readers facing those concerns of their personal lives. As a complete, getting older, communique, and future health represents a huge develop towards knowing the significance and alertness of verbal exchange for winning getting older.

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64). , Delia, O'Keefe, & O'Keefe, 1982, on Constructivism; Giles, Coupland, & Coupland, 1991, on Communication Accommodation Theory). Whereas communication is important to quality of life for those of all ages, its relationship to maintaining health during the aging process Page xiii deserves special attention. Certainly Rowe and Kahn's (1998) third component of successful aging—active engagement with life—requires attention to interpersonal relationships and communication, the development of close emotional ties, and effective support systems (Noels, Giles, Gallois, & Ng, chap.

1979). Central problems in social theory: Action, structure and contradiction in social analysis. Berkeley: University of California Press. , & Coupland, J. (1991). Accommodation theory: Communication, context, and consequence. In H. Giles, J. Coupland, & N. ), Contexts of Page xix accommodation: Developments in applied sociolinguistics (pp. 1–68). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. , & Wiemann, J. M. ). (1990). Communication, health, and the elderly. (Proceedings of the Fulbright Colloquium, 1988).

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