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1st Edition

Critical Discourses of Old Age and Telecare Technologies

ISBN 9780367504724
Published May 6, 2022 by Routledge
156 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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 the identity of old age

• Conclusions and future directions.

The author 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

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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





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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 the DACHA study (developing research resources and minimum data set for care homes’ adoption and use), funded by the National Institute for Health Research, which addresses 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, health services research, ageing studies, policy research, and qualitative methods.