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Critical Discourses of Old Age and Telecare Technologies

1st Edition

By Gizdem Akdur

Routledge

160 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-05-06
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Description

This book makes an enquiry into policies surrounding old age and telecare. It contextualises telecare within the wider history of health and social care in England to build the case that there are grand narratives of old age embedded in policies.

Divided into four sections, the book covers:

  • Connecting Old Age with Telecare
  • A General Review of Old Age and Telecare
  • A Critical Enquiry into Discourses and Identity of Old Age
  • Conclusions and Future Directions

It highlights the manifestation of old age discourses in care policies; how they have been perpetuated yet also transformed in the context of telecare; and what this means about older people.

The book will be of interest to students and academics in the fields of gerontology, sociology, old age studies, philosophy, social policy, health and social care policy, information systems, and critical theoreticians.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: Connecting Old Age with Telecare

2. A General Review of Old Age and Telecare

3. A Critical Enquiry into Discourses and Identity of Old Age

4. Conclusions and Future Directions

References

Appendices

Index

About the Author

Gizdem Akdur is a research fellow at the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC) of the University of Hertfordshire, UK. She is currently working on an NIHR funded study addressing the need to develop robust systems for the benefit of care home residents. Previously, she worked as a teaching fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, UK. Gizdem completed her PhD at the London School of Economics, under the Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Research Group. Her research interests include health information systems, policy research, ageing studies, health services research, and qualitative methods.

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Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED032000
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MED113000
MEDICAL / Long-Term Care
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
SOC016000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
TEC052000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects