Diversity and ageing

Hughes, Mark, Ozanne, Elizabeth and Bigby, Christine (2009) Diversity and ageing. Australian Social Work, 62 2: 127-131. doi:10.1080/03124070902840022

Author Hughes, Mark
Ozanne, Elizabeth
Bigby, Christine
Title Diversity and ageing
Journal name Australian Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-407X
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1080/03124070902840022
Volume 62
Issue 2
Start page 127
End page 131
Total pages 5
Editor C. Bigby
M. Hughes
E. Ozanne
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 1607 Social Work
Formatted abstract
Despite the large number of social workers working every day with older people in a wide range of settings*from hospitals to Centrelink to neighbourhood centres* social work practice with older people continues to be reported, at least by students, as one of the least preferred fields of practice (Weiss, Gal, Cnaan, & Maglajlic, 2002). Although it is possible to highlight a range of factors that influence this (such as work with older people being misperceived as more practical and less skilled than work in other fields), it is hard to discount ageist attitudes playing a role. According to Martens, Goldenberg, and Greenberg (2005), ageism emerges in younger people because older people represent younger people’s deteriorating future selves. One debilitating product of such attitudes is the treatment of older people as a homogeneous group, with diversity only acknowledged in terms of differences in health and care needs.
Keyword Social Workers
Older people
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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