Healthy ageing in rural Australia: issues and challenges

Davis, Sandra and Bartlett, Helen (2008) Healthy ageing in rural Australia: issues and challenges. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27 2: 56-60. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00296.x


Author Davis, Sandra
Bartlett, Helen
Title Healthy ageing in rural Australia: issues and challenges
Journal name Australasian Journal on Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2008-06-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00296.x
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 56
End page 60
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Approximately 36% of the rural Australian population is 65 years and older. In fact, many rural and remote communities have higher proportions of older people than metropolitan centres. The rate of growth, patterns of migration, higher levels of health risk factors and of social and economic disadvantage all impact on rural healthy ageing. Older people in rural communities have become marginalised by longstanding misconceptions about rural life and urban-centric policies, much of which goes unchallenged because of a paucity of research in key areas and a lack of intrarural research. Understanding the complexities of rural healthy ageing is challenging, and more research is required to develop a stronger empirical base. The aim of this review is to critique the literature related to rural ageing in Australia to identify the issues and challenges for rural healthy ageing and implications for policy and practice.
Keyword Healthy ageing
Older people
Rural Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Australasian Centre on Ageing Publications
 
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