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Book Reviews J/196/11/03QIA4.3Novinsides 9/12/03 2:54 pm Page 36 Getting Old is Not for Cowards: Comfortable, Healthy Ageing Reviewed by Mike Nolan Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Sheffield Jan Reed, Glenda Cook, Susan Childs and the resulting literature. They highlight the Amanda Hall limitations of existing approaches to healthy York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2003 ageing and conclude that there is a need for a ISBN 1 85935 121 2 ‘new concept’ of what growing older means. Price £8.95 The publication itself is written in an accessible style and makes some telling and Given the recent policy emphasis on maintaining relevant points. However, in some respects it is the independence and autonomy of older people, rather partial and incomplete. For example, the publications that question the current rhetoric authors do not make entirely clear the origins of and challenge taken-for-granted notions are to ‘comfortable, healthy ageing’, as these are be welcomed. Getting Old is Not For Cowards clearly value-laden concepts. Moreover, in seeks to do just this, as it sets out to consider analysing the literature, they rely heavily on the alternative views of how health in older age can Bryant model (Bryant et al., 2001) of healthy be understood from the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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1471-7794
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10.1108/14717794200300019
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J/196/11/03QIA4.3Novinsides 9/12/03 2:54 pm Page 36 Getting Old is Not for Cowards: Comfortable, Healthy Ageing Reviewed by Mike Nolan Professor of Gerontological Nursing, University of Sheffield Jan Reed, Glenda Cook, Susan Childs and the resulting literature. They highlight the Amanda Hall limitations of existing approaches to healthy York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2003 ageing and conclude that there is a need for a ISBN 1 85935 121 2 ‘new concept’ of what growing older means. Price £8.95 The publication itself is written in an accessible style and makes some telling and Given the recent policy emphasis on maintaining relevant points. However, in some respects it is the independence and autonomy of older people, rather partial and incomplete. For example, the publications that question the current rhetoric authors do not make entirely clear the origins of and challenge taken-for-granted notions are to ‘comfortable, healthy ageing’, as these are be welcomed. Getting Old is Not For Cowards clearly value-laden concepts. Moreover, in seeks to do just this, as it sets out to consider analysing the literature, they rely heavily on the alternative views of how health in older age can Bryant model (Bryant et al., 2001) of healthy be understood from the

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Quality in Ageing and Older AdultsEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2003

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