1st Edition

Health and Health Care Utilization in Later Life

By Jon Hendricks Copyright 1995
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    The debate over national health insurance has renewed attention on the health and health care utilization of the elderly. Few questions have been more poignant than the health of the United States' elderly. As a broad-ranging critical look, "Health and Health Care Utilization in Later Life" brings the central questions facing the elderly into bold relief. It spans the range of health concerns the elderly face daily. The debates over health care rage, often without having the relevant facts. "Health and Health Care Utilization in Later Life" brings the facts to the fore but just as importantly, it brings a sensitive feeling for the realities of health as a driving force in the daily lives of old people.

    SECTION I: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH IN THE LATER YEARS
     Life Events, Social Support, and Immune Response in Elderly Individuals William Alex McIntosh, Howard B. Kaplan, Karen S. Kubena, and Wendall A. Landmann Associations among Healthy Habits, Age, Gender, and Education in a Sample of Retirees J. Paul Leigh and James F. Fries

    Self-Efficacy and Depressive Symptomatology in Older Adults: An Exploratory Study Jennifer Davis-Berman

    Depression, Dementia, and Social Supports Sally R. Esser and Peter P. Vitaliano

    Social Interaction and Depression in Elderly Individuals Ken J. Rotenberg and Jocelyn Hamel

    SECTION II: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CONTEXT
     Employment, Social Networks, and Health in the Retirement Years Mich├íl E. Mor-Barak, Andrew E. Scharlach, Lourdes Birba, and Jacque Sokolov Rural versus Urban Differences in Health Dependence among the Elderly Population John A. Krout

    Social Dimensions of Mental Illness among Rural Elderly Populations Jon Hendricks and Howard B. Turner

    Subjective Well-Being among the Rural Elderly Population Jay Meddin and Alan Vaux

    Seniors' Assessment of their Health and Life Satisfaction: The Case for Contextual Evaluation G. Elaine Stolar, Michael I. MacEntee, and Patricia Hill

    Effects of Bereavement/Loss and Pre-Event Status on Subsequent Physical Health in Older Adults Stanley A. Murrell, Samuel Himmelfarb, and James F. Phifer

    SECTION III: HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND UTILIZATION PATTERNS
    Race, Gender, and the Effect of Social Supports on the Use of Health Services by Elderly Individuals Martha A. Nelson Implications of a Mental Health Intervention for Elderly Mentally Ill Residents of Residential Care Facilities Leonard E. Gottesman, Ellen Peskin, Kathleen Kennedy, and Jana Mossey

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    Biography

    Jon Hendricks is Dean at the University Honors College and Professor of Sociology at Oregon State University.