Independence and well-being in later life: Three New Zealand studies

Neville, S., Keeling, S. and Milligan, K. (2005) Independence and well-being in later life: Three New Zealand studies. Nursing praxis in New Zealand, 21 1: 14-23.


Author Neville, S.
Keeling, S.
Milligan, K.
Title Independence and well-being in later life: Three New Zealand studies
Journal name Nursing praxis in New Zealand   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0112-7438
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 14
End page 23
Total pages 10
Place of publication Palmerston North, New Zealand
Publisher Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
Language eng
Subject 111702 Aged Health Care
Abstract This paper argues that social gerontology is an appropriate methodological lens to investigate independence and well-being in later life and goes on to overview three diverse and independent pieces of research which cross disciplinary boundaries, geographic locations and philosophical terrains. A comparative analysis of the results from these studies identifies that health, economic status and social support influence the concepts of independence and well-being in older people. Nurses, particularly those working in primary health care, are likely to be the first point of contact for many older adults and need to operationalise a holistic assessment framework in order to address all components of ageing that influence independence and well-being in this group of people.
Keyword Social gerontology
independence
well-being
older person’s health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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