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Managing the ageing experienceLearning from older people$
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Denise Tanner

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348869

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348869.001.0001

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Starting from lives

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Managing the ageing experience

Denise Tanner

Policy Press

An introduction to the older people who took part in the study, the author, and her research comprises the first chapter of this book. It begins with a brief overview of each participant before establishing the author’s character and perspective as a social worker practitioner/academic. Central to the rationale and methodology of the study is that it is to be grounded in the experiences and perspectives of older people themselves. The chapter aims to make as transparent as possible the research relationships and processes through which understanding of older people’s strategies for managing ageing has been generated. The final part of the chapter considers the rationale for starting with the experiences of older people in order to understand ageing.

Keywords:   social worker, older people, ageing, strategies, experiences, perspectives

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