The Resource Aging in Hong Kong : A Comparative Perspective, edited by Jean Woo, (electronic resource)

Aging in Hong Kong : A Comparative Perspective, edited by Jean Woo, (electronic resource)

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Aging in Hong Kong : A Comparative Perspective
Title
Aging in Hong Kong
Title remainder
A Comparative Perspective
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edited by Jean Woo
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Language
eng
Summary
With the longest life expectancy for men and the second longest for women, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s aging population. The daily lives of its older adults closely match the advantages and disadvantages experienced by urban elders in other developed countries. For these reasons, Hong Kong’s elderly serve as a salient guide to older people’s social, psychological, and healthcare needs—concerns of increasing importance as the world grows older. Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic population as a case study specifically in comparison with their counterparts in the West, shedding light on diverse, interrelated currents in the aging experience. Referencing numerous international studies, the book contrasts different health service arrangements and social factors and relates them to a variety of health outcomes. Its wide-ranging coverage documents health and illness trends, reviews age-friendly policy initiatives, relates health literacy to patients’ active role in their own care, and discusses elders as an underserved group in the division of limited health funding and resources. This multiple focus draws readers’ attention to policies that need revisiting or retooling as chapters analyze major life areas including: Living environment. Retirement and post-retirement employment issues. Financial asset management. Health literacy regarding aging issues. Elder-positive service delivery models. Ageism in the prioritization of healthcare. End-of-life issues. By assembling such a wealth of data on its subject, Aging in Hong Kong puts ongoing challenges into clear focus for gerontologists, sociologists, health and cross-cultural psychologists, public health policymakers, and others involved in improving the quality of elders’ lives
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Woo, Jean
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HQ1060-1064
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non fiction
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Series statement
International Perspectives on Aging
Series volume
5
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  • Social sciences
  • Public health
  • Population
  • Aging
  • Demography
  • Social Sciences
  • Aging
  • Public Health
  • Population Economics
  • Demography
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Aging in Hong Kong : A Comparative Perspective, edited by Jean Woo, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Ch 1. Introduction -- Ch 2. Hong Kong and Other World Cities -- Ch 3. Living Environment -- Ch 4. Retirement and post retirement issues -- Ch 5. Elder Financial Asset Management -- Ch 6. Population ageing: Impact of Common Chronic Diseases on Health and Social Services -- Ch 7. Health Literacy Regarding Ageing Issues -- Ch 8. The Role of Empowerment in the Management of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly -- Ch 9. Elder-friendly Service Delivery Models -- Ch 10. Quality of Dying -- Ch 11. Prioritization in Healthcare and Ageism
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unknown
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X, 280 p. 31 illus., 12 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9781441983541
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-1-4419-8354-1
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4419-8354-1
Label
Aging in Hong Kong : A Comparative Perspective, edited by Jean Woo, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch 1. Introduction -- Ch 2. Hong Kong and Other World Cities -- Ch 3. Living Environment -- Ch 4. Retirement and post retirement issues -- Ch 5. Elder Financial Asset Management -- Ch 6. Population ageing: Impact of Common Chronic Diseases on Health and Social Services -- Ch 7. Health Literacy Regarding Ageing Issues -- Ch 8. The Role of Empowerment in the Management of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly -- Ch 9. Elder-friendly Service Delivery Models -- Ch 10. Quality of Dying -- Ch 11. Prioritization in Healthcare and Ageism
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
X, 280 p. 31 illus., 12 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781441983541
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4419-8354-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4419-8354-1

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